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 Post subject: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:39 pm 
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I just ran across this news and thought I'd share.

REVISION MILITARY PURCHASES MSA’S NORTH AMERICAN BALLISTIC HELMET BUSINESS
http://www.revisionmilitary.com/news/re ... -business/


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 Post subject: Re: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Seems like MSA is exiting the MIL/LEO markets all together. They sold Paraclete, now no helmets? Who is going to buy the Sordin line? Their recent site redesign is horrible. This company is making backwards progress in my mind.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Or perhaps it's a Pre emptive measure with the looming drawdown in Afghanistan and the inevitable cuts to a "peace" time force.


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 Post subject: Re: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:53 pm 
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MSA's US manufacturing plant was actually pretty small. I heard about 80 employees.
I think it has a lot to do with the industry big crunch, like tangman wrote.

MSA still owns and operate the original france based facility, and they still produce a lot of MIL/LE helmets there.
However, I'd be the first to admit they haven't done anything spectacular design wise over the last ten years.
I hope they'll find a second breath, and soon

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 Post subject: Re: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:55 am 
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A relative of mine works for MSA. They have gotten rid of all ballistic helmets and plates. Also paraclete as you all probably know. As far as sordins, he thinks they are there to stay.

They want to go back to focusing on safety and fire equipment more than the mil/le side.


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 Post subject: Re: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Poody wrote:
A relative of mine works for MSA. They have gotten rid of all ballistic helmets and plates


In the US. There's still a few things happening outside of North America here and there you know...
So yeah, they stopped Mil/LE activities on the US side (except for millenium masks and earpros), but MSA's combat helmets are still doing alright (not great, but alright) in Europe and elsewhere. They are actually about to release some new stuff in the coming months.

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 Post subject: Re: Revision buys MSA's ballistic helmet business
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:53 am 
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I suspect MSA withdrew from the ballistic helmet business because of the ECH by Ceradyne and other, more popular competitors like Gentex/ Ops-Core with their FAST and Sentry models. To sum it up, staying in the business wasn't worth the costs and lessened profits.


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