Following the announcement in October 2016 that the uvex safety group had acquired a substantial interest in HexArmor® enabling its re-entry into the North American safety market, uvex and HexArmor® are pleased to announce their partnership in Europe. The uvex safety group will now stock, sell and market HexArmor® safety products, adding high level cut, puncture, impact and abrasion resistant hand protection to its existing range.
“We’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to offer industry-leading technology in cut, puncture and needlestick protection to our customers,” said Franz Keller, Managing Director of UVEX SAFETY Gloves GmbH & Co. KG, Lüneburg. “HexArmor® has an excellent reputation in the North American PPE industry for leadership in innovative technology so being able to integrate and combine their expertise within the diverse uvex PPE portfolio increases our capability to provide measurably different solutions which keep people safe at work.”
HexArmor® has been a safety leader in North America for over 15 years, using its licensed SuperFabric®* brand material inside many of their industry-leading products. SuperFabric®* is an unparalleled safety technology, offering the perfect balance of dexterity and high level cut protection. In addition to high cut resistance, HexArmor® has pushed the boundaries of needlestick protection, abrasion resistance and impact protection.
“Having the opportunity to partner with uvex in Europe and expand our technology to this market is a huge step towards furthering our mission of sending all workers home safe, every day,” explained Steve VanErmen, President of HexArmor®. “With uvex’s prestigious position in the Europe safety industry, we’re excited to align our missions and resources together to offer a complete line of safety solutions for customers.”
Founded in 2004, Performance Fabrics, Inc. (HexArmor®) is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Co-founded by Steve VanErmen and Brent Lohrmann HexArmor® has defined the market for high-performance cut, puncture and needle resistance and leads the industry in hand impact protection. HexArmor® employs more than 150 people who work hard each day to solve difficult hand protection problems for leading companies in oil and gas, construction, energy, lumber, pulp and paper, transportation and other industrial segments.
The uvex group
The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,600-strong workforce (as at fiscal year 2016/2017) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.
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* SuperFabric® is a registered trademark of HDM Inc.