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Galvion to Open European Helmet Production Hub in Poland

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Galvion to Open European Helmet Production Hub in Poland
Galvion to Open European Helmet Production Hub in Poland

Galvion, a world leader in innovative head protection systems and power and data management solutions, has announced the establishment of a European Production Hub in Poland. Driven by Galvion’s ongoing successes in NATO and the wider European regions, the new facility will be based in Gdansk is expected to be operational by Q1 of 2024. Galvion’s Polish investment plan was announced at a lunchtime VIP briefing in Gdansk on Friday 8th September 2023. This announcement coincides with the DSEI exhibition taking place in London, 12-15 September, where Galvion are exhibiting at booth H4-711.

Following recent consecutive contract awards for key European nations, Galvion is expecting to have close to 1.5 million helmets in service across NATO and other European countries by 2025. Galvion’s new Gdansk facility will initially house helmet finishing and assembly capabilities, in addition to critical support, maintenance, refurbishment, upgrade and training operations. The Gdansk location was chosen following a comprehensive search and assessment period, and the functionality of the facility is expected to expand through 2026 and beyond in order to support Galvion’s full product and solutions portfolio. Galvion’s existing core facilities in Canada and the USA will continue to design, develop, manufacture and service domestic, regional, and key global programs, customers, production and support requirements.

Collected guests at the official briefing lunch on 8 Sep 23 with represented executives (L-R): BG (Ret.) Peter Rafferty; Chief of Staff, Galvion; Mr. Leszek Bonna, Deputy Marshal of Pomerania for Economic Development; Mr. Jonathan Blanshay, Executive Chairman of the Board, Galvion; Mr. Alan Aleksandrowicz, President Gdansk Regional Development Agency and Ambassador Robin Barnett, Former UK Ambassador to Poland.
Collected guests at the official briefing lunch on 8 Sep 23 with represented executives (L-R): BG (Ret.) Peter Rafferty; Chief of Staff, Galvion; Mr. Leszek Bonna, Deputy Marshal of Pomerania for Economic Development; Mr. Jonathan Blanshay, Executive Chairman of the Board, Galvion; Mr. Alan Aleksandrowicz, President Gdansk Regional Development Agency and Ambassador Robin Barnett, Former UK Ambassador to Poland.(Photo by Galvion)

Jonathan Blanshay, Executive Chairman of the Board at Galvion said: “Today’s announcement represents a bold but necessary next step forward for the company. It is indicative of our commitment to delivering value for our global partners and programs, with an emphasis on responsible regional operations, as well as diverse through-life management, service and support opportunities. Getting our best-in-class protective and performance-enhancing equipment out to those who need it is our priority. By expanding our footprint to the European continent, we will be able to sharpen the focus of our manufacturing and support facilities around the world to enhance delivery, responsiveness, and supportability for all of our customers.” He added, “We have been impressed by the Polish authorities’ receptiveness and assistance in our search, and we would specifically like to thank the office of the Marshal of Pomerania, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, the Pomeranian Development Agency, the Gdansk City Council and Regional Development Agency, and Invest in Pomerania, for their ongoing interest and support.”

Galvion designs, develops, and delivers mission critical head, face, and torso protective solutions as well as intelligent power and data management systems for the world’s most demanding military and tactical teams. Founded in 2002 as Revision Military, a foundational belief in calculated investment and capability expansion led to a strategic refocus, resulting in the divestiture of the protective eyewear business, along with the Revision name, in 2019. Rebranded as Galvion, the company’s products and technology continue to evolve beyond purely passive protection, focusing instead on active systems that enhance performance and survivability, with an eye to the ever-changing demands of the modern battlefield. Through advanced design, keen end-user insight and intelligent integration, Galvion engineers uniquely customized solutions that go beyond what was once thought possible. Privately owned with ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the US, Montreal in Canada and Bristol in the UK, Galvion works proactively to solve the problems left unsolved by others.

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