Avon Lands Further Contract With UK MoD

Avon Protection, part of Avon Rubber p.l.c., has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for over 16,000 of its S10 respirators.

Avon Rubber p.l.c. has supplied S10 respirators to the UK MoD since 1987. This order is additional to the three year contract announced earlier in 2009, further demonstrating the trust the MoD has in Avon and its products in protecting our troops now and in the future.

“This is fantastic news, and goes to prove just how much the MoD relies and trusts Avon’s respirators in the harshest of threat environments. Securing this additional contract award reinforces our position as a key supplier of CBRNe equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence and leading militaries around the world” says Peter Slabbert, Chief Executive of Avon Rubber p.l.c..

For further information on these and other key respiratory equipment, please visit www.avon-protection.com.

About Avon Protection Avon Protection, an Avon Rubber p.l.c. company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of CBRN respiratory protection equipment. Avon has been supplying respirators to the UK Ministry of Defence and other NATO allies for over 80 years and is the sole supplier of military respirators to the US armed forces, supplying the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask. With new conflicts and threat scenarios creating additional daily risks for individuals in military, law enforcement, first responder and emergency service applications, Avon Protection maintains a market leading position by investing in continual research and development to meet changing operational requirements.