Avon Protection and IGG aim at increasing tech transfer to UAE

Posted on 22 February, 2023 by Advance 

Avon Protection announced at this week's IDEX event that it is deepening collaboration with its exclusive in-country partner, Abu Dhabi headquartered International Golden Group (IGG), as it seeks new opportunities to deliver advanced protective equipment for UAE Armed forces, Ministry of Interior and other defence and security authorities.


Avon Protection’s FM50 respirator mask, ballistic helmet and EXOSKIN protective gloves.
Courtesy Avon Protection

Together with IGG, Avon Protection has delivered over 100,000 Air Purifying Respirators (APRs) to the Government of the UAE since 2017.
In line with the UAE’s stated mission to strengthen its own sovereign capabilities in defence equipment, Avon Protection and IGG are deepening their exclusive partnership to support localised production and assembly of Avon Protection equipment via technology transfer.
“We have been fortunate to be a trusted supplier to the Ministries of Defense and Interior in UAE for the past two decades, a relationship that has been in large part enabled and supported by our partnership with IGG,” John Hodges, Sales Director, Middle East, South and Central Asia, Avon Protection, said. “We now see significant potential to deepen this relationship and support the development of UAE industry into what has the potential to become a leading global supplier of defence equipment.
“Developing strategic national skillsets and manufacturing capability in defence is something we have extensive experience of, and we look forward to continuing to share this expertise via our work  with IGG in support of UAE’s economic goals.”
Avon Protection is the leading supplier of APRs in the Middle East, having supplied in excess of 300,000 systems to Military and Law Enforcement users in the region over the past 13 years. The company’s portfolio of market-defining APRs, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) and CBRN escape devices has been expanded to include ballistic helmets through the acquisition of Team Wendy in 2020. With a focus on innovating for improved system integration, the company’s expertise lies in providing military personnel with advanced protection while maintaining agility in the field.
Avon Protection is displaying its full range of full-face respirators, ballistic helmets, escape hoods, SCBA systems, modular PAPR units and CBRN protective equipment at IDEX 2023 in the UK pavilion and on IGG’s stand.