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Avon To Acquire Ceradyne For $91 Million

Specifically, Avon Rubber PLC, best known for their CBRN protective masks, will be purchasing 3M’s armor protection business which includes production of helmets and armor plates. It operates three sites within the US and has about 280 employees.

3M developed the Integrated Head Protection System for the US Army, it’s latest ground troop helmet. They also manufacture armor plates for military and law enforcement.

Avon sees that this move, “Significantly widens Avon Protection’s product range in the personal protective equipment segment with a leading brand for next generation ballistic helmets and body Armour,” as well as “Deepens our presence in the U.S. and relationship with the U.S. DOD as a key supplier of ballistic helmets and body armour for the Soldier Protection System (“SPS”).”

The acquisition should be complete by the first half of 2020.

2 Responses to “Avon To Acquire Ceradyne For $91 Million”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    Ceradyne does a lot more than just armor and helmets. So presumably Avon only bought the Defense Protection Systems business unit from Ceradyne?

  2. Alex says:

    Wow, never thought 3M would sell Ceradyne. Especially when considering the vertical integration of their supply chain.