Preserving life at sea [CANSEC17D1]

31 May 2017

Tulmar Safety Systems Inc (Booth 1724) has been awarded a competitive $4.2 million multiyear contract to supply 12,800 inflatable Maritime Pouch and Hazardous Duty life preservers to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). These constant-wear life-saving devices are worn by members of the RCN and Naval Reserves.

Tulmar Safety Systems also recently won a contract to provide the Department of National Defence with repair and overhaul and warehousing services for Army flotation equipment. Valued at $2.2 million, the contract is fixed for two years and includes six additional one-year option periods.

Under the contract, Tulmar will maintain the department’s inventory of Army life preservers, distribute products as needed to operational units and provide technical investigation and engineering support services.

“Since 1992, Tulmar has been designing, building and servicing products that save lives,” said the company’s president, Barney Bangs. “We are committed to investing in R&D, manufacturing and maintenance programmes that ensure ongoing delivery of this capability in support of Canada’s Department of National Defence.”

Tulmar’s Hammerhead Tactical Life Preserver has been in service with the Department of National Defence for more than 10 years and has recently been acquired for Naval Boarding Teams.

Headquartered in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Tulmar Safety Systems Inc is a fully integrated manufacturer of engineered protective textiles and survivability solutions, supplying aerospace and defence markets around the world.

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