Armour specialist, ASL GRP, expands with recruitment drive and new facilities

Specialists in the manufacture of bespoke lightweight ballistic and blast protection, ASL GRP (Air Sea Land Group) unveils its extensive new factory in Rookely, Isle of Wight, alongside five new recruits and a new superyacht division.

A dynamic armour company with over 30 years’ experience globally across marine, land and airborne vehicles, ASL GRP has an impressive history for delivering advanced protective solutions all around the world. Enhancing this capability and bespoke offering even further, the new production site is a third bigger than the previous site in Merstone, with plans for more developments in 2020. The larger premises supports the company’s ever-growing order book by facilitating new job opportunities.

Jack Sandiford-Haigh – Marine Sales Director for ASL GRP – has spent this year developing the new superyacht division, maximising his own knowledge and expertise, and increasing the company’s capabilities within the luxury marine and commercial maritime industry. One of the original members of the ASL GRP team since its establishment in 2012, Jack works closely with the Managing Director and has been pivotal in the development and direction of the company, particularly its growth in the marine sector.

ASL GRP has also made some key appointments over the last few months – including Dan Graves as Project Manager and Laura Jones as Soft Armour Technician. This is alongside three new factory staff being brought on board to help deliver ASL GRP’s projects.

Jonathon Diffey, Founder and Managing Director of ASL GRP, comments, “This is a really exciting time for ASL GRP. We have made significant progress within the superyacht industry and the past year has been a game changer for us. The new facility and recent recruitment drive gives us a more streamlined production process, ensuring we can meet and exceed the requirements and expectations of all our clients.”

With growing security difficulties and the increase in pirate activity, superyacht owners and captains must consider these threats both at sea and shoreside. ASL GRP can offer extensive ballistic protection including internal and external walls, hull protection and blast and fragment protection.

The new factory and offices are located at ASL GRP, Leigh House, Main Road, Rookley, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NL and can be contacted via: +44 (0)1983 400730.

For more information about ASL GRP, please visit: https://www.aslgrp.com/bullet-resistant-protection/.