Our Story


Our family culture at Armor Express is built upon seven core values. These tenets craft our products, guide our decisions, and demand continuous improvement in everything we do.They are:

Safety, Trust, Innovation, Execution, Legacy, Quality, and Passion.
– Matt Davis (President), Armor Express


Founded in 2005, Armor Express has grown to become one of the leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of life-saving, protective solutions. The Company began serving the domestic law enforcement market and throughout the years, has expanded to proudly service the U.S. Military, Federal Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Corrections professionals globally. Our passion for producing the most innovative, high-performance armor systems is made possible by the commitment of every Armor Express employee, many of whom have spent their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Through our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Ballistics Research Laboratory and R&D Design Center located in Central Lake, Michigan, we design concealable, overt and tactical carriers, NIJ and ‘Quad-Compliant’ ballistic armor packages and hard armor products (helmets, plates and shields), providing end-users with the most advanced armor systems in the industry. We have also developed a diversified partner network consisting of global industry leaders in their respective fields to ensure the highest quality solutions are brought to market; equipment that supports all mission-critical environments. It is this industry collaboration, and the feedback we receive from end-users across the world that enables us to drive innovation and bring our protectors home safe. 

In January 2018, we officially merged with KDH Defense Systems, one of the largest and most respected producers of body armor solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Armed Forces and Federal Law Enforcement agencies. The merger with KDH significantly increases our manufacturing capabilities and expertise; enhances innovation as we gain access to new, advanced technologies; and opens up new channels for growth. KDH’s mission of engineering and manufacturing superior life-saving products, utilizing the highest standards of quality control with unparalleled customer service is what sets them apart, and we are excited with what the future holds.

Together, we remain focused on one thing: SAVING LIVES.