Our history has been characterised by growth, together with our existing and new customers. A few key milestones include the following:

1984 First contract with the Finnish Army, as part of the company Safematic Oy

1991 Factory moves to Vantaa

1992 First Finnish Police contract

1993 Becomes part of KE-Burgmann technical textiles business line

1996 First Italian Carabinieri contract

1997 First Swiss Army contract

1999 Production moves to new premises, new automated cutting system

1999 First Swedish Police contract

2000 Acquisition of Security Sicherheitstechnik GmbH

2000 Baden-Württemberg Police contract

2001 German Frigate Consortium contract

2002 First French Police contract, for female ballistic vests

2003 Part of Verseidag Group, still using Burgmann brand

2004 New premises: offices and production under same roof

2006 First Dutch Navy contract

2007 Production space doubled, investment in a second cutting line

2007 French Police, Gendarmerie and Customs contract, for male ballistic vests

2007 Verseidag Ballistic Protection Oy as official company name and brand

2009 First Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) contract

 2011 Investment into state-of-the-art ballistics laboratory

History