ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- 3M's German subsidiary and Schuberth GmbH are to collaborate on developing an improved helmet system for European military and law enforcement.
Under the collaborative agreement between the two companies the future helmets will be for the European market. Schuberth, a leading German head-protection manufacturer, will also be the distributor of 3M ballistic helmets manufactured by Ceradyne Inc., a 3M company.
"The agreement with 3M is an important step for us in strengthening our position in the market segment of ballistic head protection systems," said Schuberth CEO Jan-Christian Becker.
"Our police and military customers will benefit from this cooperation, as reliable technologies of both companies are immediately available," said David Cerny, head of Government Customers at 3M Deutschland GmbH. "Our goal is to offer lighter weight, effective protection in the face of growing threats."