ISP announces Asia expansion with Pakistan Navy

March 19, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Seawork exhibitor International Safety Products (ISP) announces major defence sector growth after securing a deal with the Pakistan Navy.

The Bootle-based business has signed a contract to supply the Asian security force with more than 180 assault troop lifejackets. The specialised life preservers have a low profile and compact design for use in amphibious operations.

ISP managing director John Rogers said the firm is witnessing rapid expansion in the defence sector. It follows other recent deals with UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Mr Rogers said there are also strong indications of repeat business with the Pakistan Navy in the coming months.

“This is another terrific contract win for ISP,” said Mr Rogers. “These assault troop lifejackets will be manufactured in our Bootle factory before being exported to Asia. The heavy-duty lifejacket is designed to support combat personnel and up to 40kg of equipment. They are easily discarded and integrate with paratrooper harnesses. The assault troop lifejackets are also designed for use in all geographical areas including extreme and adverse conditions. This deal demonstrates the strength and depth of ISP's manufacturing capability and shows the versatility of our product line.”

The Asian deal comes within months of ISP securing agreement with the UK MoD, to which is it has supplied more than 30,000 suits, to continue servicing Intrepid Once Only Survival Suits.

ISP is preparing to dispatch 1,000 specifically-designed lifejackets to the Royal Netherlands Navy. It has already delivered 900 of the custom-made life preservers to the Dutch force and is due to issue the latest tranche as part of a three-year, 3,000 lifejacket contract.

“The defence sector is a key market for ISP,” said Mr Rogers. “We are continuing to build a strong reputation for delivering high quality marine safety equipment, and in particular lifejackets, to military and defence sector organisations across the world. This latest contract demonstrates our global reach and ambition to continue driving our market share.”