Plasan supplied armour kits for the US Army’s MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).
Plasan supplied armour kits for the US Army’s MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).

KaZaK Composites, headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, has ongoing activities with most US Department of Defense agencies, including the army, navy, Air Force, Marines, Missile Defense Agency and DARPA. It has also performed R&D and/or production for NSF, DOT, DOE and NASA, as well as many major aerospace and defence contractors.

Plasan, with operations with Israel, North America and Europe, provides customised solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armoured vehicles and personal protection.

According to Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, KaZak is an ideal fit for Plasan.

"KaZaK Composites' expertise, knowledge and respect within the industry will enhance Plasan's large-scale composite manufacturing capabilities," he says.

"This purchase will bring together KaZaK and Plasan's expertise, with the goal of offering a larger and more integrated range of services in design, engineering and customer support to its defence and automotive customers in the United States."

The KaZak acquisition is the latest in a series of moves by Plasan to strengthen its position as a leading manufacturer of composite materials for both automotive and defence applications. These include:

  • the launch of a Plasan Carbon Composites sales, research, design and engineering centre in Detroit, Michigan, today serve the needs of its North American automotive customers; and
  • Armored Chariots LLC, a joint venture with TPI Composites Inc of Scottsdale, Arizona, to produce crew compartments for US military vehicles at a facility in Warren, Rhode Island.