MTL Group Exhibit at DSA 2014
Leading design and development armour specialists MTL Group will make its debut at DSA 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this April.
DSA (Defence Services Asia) is the continents leading and most established show for the defence and security market. Attracting more than 1000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries worldwide.
MTL Group, a high technology manufacturer of blast and ballistic components for the armoured vehicle market has come a long way over the past 15 years from supplying vehicle armour kits to working with customers to develop, upgrade and certificate the protection levels of their vehicle platform.
Following on from success in the African and Middle Eastern markets, MTL Group has moved its attention to the Asian market and will be showcasing its capabilities there for the first time at DSA 2014.
Owen Hall, BD Manager for Defence and Security said
“The Asian market is an area we have seen significant growth over the past few years at MTL Group. As well as offering add on armour upgrades to existing vehicles, our customers are looking for support from the concept design stage to reduce weight, cost, welding and improve protection”
MTL Group will be showcasing several key armour components at DSA which include SMARTbend for blast and ballistic applications.
“Due to the nature of SMARTbend, no heat is introduced into the material so the original mechanical properties of the steel are maintained unlike other processes that rely on heat and expensive, bespoke tooling to bend this type of material.”
Another key product for the vehicle upgrade market is MTL Group’s IMPAS armour.
“The success of IMPAS Armour (add-on protection up to STANAG 4569 Level IV) has given our customers a lower cost alternative to composite and ceramics which has been received well in Asia”
With all processing under one roof at its 30,000 sq. m. facility in the UK, MTL Group has already demonstrated its capability in the design, development and manufacture of fully fabricated armoured structures to its global customer based. MTL Group is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers in the world to offer this complete service.
“It is an exciting and busy time for MTL Group at the moment with more customers bringing their challenges to the table which is now ranging from hull optimisation to testing and validating vehicles designs within 12 months.”
MTL Group will exhibit its SMARTbend and IMPAS on Stand P1 – 18 at DSA 2014 in April.