Our Story


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

Customer Focused – We will always place our customers’ needs above our own.

Safety is our Priority – We will always ensure that every product we source or produce has the highest quality and safety controls – we are saving lives.

Innovation Never Stops – We will always look to innovate in everything we do to benefit our customers and our Company.

Integrity and Respect – We will always make ethical decisions, be transparent with our customers and colleagues and treat each other with dignity and respect.

Collaboration and Teamwork – We will always collaborate with all stakeholders in mind to ensure successful outcomes.

Accountability is a Must – We will always hold ourselves and our colleagues accountable for actions and results, with a goal of exceeding commitments and deadlines.


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 KDH Defense Systems became a wholly owned subsidiary of our holding company. Over the years, KDH has grown to become 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. Both companies share the same mission: We remain focused on one thing: SAVING LIVES.


To save lives by designing, manufacturing and integrating the most superior quality body armor solutions with unparalleled protection and functionality, along with an unwavering commitment to exceed customer requirements.


Making Armor Express synonymous with safety by developing the most advanced protective solutions the industry has ever seen.