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NP Aerospace Awarded Sourcewell Contract

NP Aerospace personal armour [©NP Aerospace]

NP Aerospace has been awarded a Sourcewell defence purchasing contract for body armour and accessories for US and Canadian Markets.

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Press Release, Coventry, 23 April 2021: NP Aerospace is one of a select group of defence companies to have been awarded a contract for the sale of body armour and related accessories through Government Agency, Sourcewell.

The cooperative purchasing contract #011221-NPA was awarded to NP Aerospace in March 2021 and runs until February 2025. It covers ballistic armour plates, helmets, shields and bomb disposal suits. Sourcewell is a Government Agency that makes the buying process easier and more affordable for North American and Canadian publicly funded organisations by combining the purchasing power of 50,000 agencies into a single cooperative group.

NP Aerospace, along with HiCom Armor Solutions Inc, US Armor Corporation, Galls LLC and Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. are the first companies in the defence sector to have been awarded the contract as part of Sourcewell’s strategy to grow its presence in the defence sector.

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, said: “We are honoured to be one of the first defence companies in the US to win the Sourcewell contract. It will form a key part of our strategy to grow market share in the US and Canada for body armour and bomb disposal suits. We are already expanding distributor network so adding a direct route for purchasing will offer additional advantages for publicly funded organisations. The great thing about Sourcewell is that contracts are competitively solicited which makes the process easier and more affordable.”

Sourcewell works with thousands of Government, education and non-profit organisations. Adding defence companies to the list of competitively solicited cooperative contracts will add significant value to businesses looking for quality, cost effective defence and law enforcement products from nationally acclaimed suppliers. The five companies were selected as part of a rigorous screening process.

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