In a recent interview with Ingo Bornemann, the CEO of Bonowi Heart Armor, we gained insights into the company’s mission. Furthermore, on product production procedures and exciting developments. Bonowi Heart Armor, before known as Bonowi, was acquired by Rental Capital. A private equity house, in late 2022. With a focus on safeguarding those who protect society, Bonowi Heart Armor manufactures a range of equipment. Including batons, body armor, and other protective gear.
The Acquisition of Heart Armor
The acquisition of Heart Armor played a crucial role in Bonowi’s growth. Heart Armor was renowned for manufacturing alloy plates. It has established itself as a successful player in the industry. Recognizing the complementary nature of the two companies’ products, Bonowi decided to acquire Heart Armor. By bringing their expertise together, Bonowi expanded its offerings in the field of ballistic resistance.
Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Bonowi’s Mission
At the core of Bonowi Heart Armor’s mission is the commitment to protecting the individuals. Especially those who put their lives on the line for the safety of others. Whether it’s law enforcement officers, military personnel, or other security professionals, Bonowi Heart Armor strives to provide them with the necessary equipment to ensure their safety. From batons for effective crowd control to bullet-resistant and stab-resistant body armor. The company aims to deliver comprehensive protection solutions.
Production and Testing Procedure
When it comes to producing their products, Bonowi Heart Armor follows a rigorous procedure. The first step involves designing the product, followed by the creation of prototypes. These prototypes are then sent to certified testing facilities. Such as state shooting ranges or institutes approved by organizations like FIPA or NIJ. Where they undergo extensive testing for bullet resistance or stab resistance. Once a product receives certification, it is incorporated into Bonowi Heart Armor’s product line. Then marketed to various entities, including NGOs, police forces, and the military.
Bonowi utilizes a variety of materials to create their protective products. For their plates, they use alloy, which comprises high-hardness ballistic steel. They also incorporate Dyneema and ceramics in combination with aramid. In the case of soft body armor, aramid is the primary material, with occasional use of Dyneema.
Overcoming Challenges and Future Prospects
The integration of Bonowi and Heart Armor has been a smooth process, owing to the companies’ familiarity with each other and the industry. Having been active in the field for decades, both companies have a wealth of experience. Their shared commitment to providing top-quality protective solutions has further facilitated the union.
Exciting Developments on the Horizon
Bonowi Heart Armor has exciting projects underway. Including the development of a baton specialist product aimed at the police equipment market. Additionally, they are exploring advancements and collaborations within their industry. While details remain undisclosed, it is evident that Bonowi Heart Armor commits to innovation. They do this by expanding their product offerings to meet evolving safety needs.