Plasan

Plasan

Plasan
Type Privately held company
Industry Defence
Founded 1985
Headquarters Kibbutz Sasa, Israel
Key people Dani Ziv (CEO)
Products Armored vehicles, Ballistic vests
Owners Kibbutz Sasa
Employees 1,600
Subsidiaries Plasan USA
Website .com.plasansasawww

Plasan (Hebrew: פלסן‎) (incorporated as Plasan Sasa Ltd. and formerly as Plasan Sasa (ACS) Ltd.) is an IsraelI-owned vehicle manufacturer established in 1985. It develops, manufactures, and assembles custom-built vehicle armour systems and chassis up-armor designs as well as Add-On Armor Protection Kits for lightweight military tactical trucks and APCs [Wheeled & Tracked], for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, commercial vehicles, and a major supplier of personnel protection armor. Plasan is a non-public company and is wholly owned by Kibbutz Sasa, a communal village of some 100 families in Northern Israel.

Plasan armor is used in the majority of the US military's MRAP vehicles.[1] US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that Plasan's armor has saved countless American lives.[2]

Contents

  • Carbon composites 1
  • Products 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Carbon composites

Plasan has an automotive composite manufacturing facility in Vermont formerly the Automotive division of Vermont Composites.[3] Plasan Carbon manufactures the carbon fiber fenders of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and the hood, fenders, roof, roof bow, lower rocker moldings and front splitter of the 2009 ZR1.[4][5] Plasan also molds the Rear Spoilers, Front Splitters, and Front Dive Planes for the 2008 Viper SRT-10 ACR. Plasan has also built in the past the splitter, Hood Assembly, and Mirror caps for the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR.

Products

References

  1. ^ http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/eng/primenewswire/136666.htm. 
  2. ^ Defending American lives, redefining the future
  3. ^ JEC Composites - Vermont Composites sells automotive business to Plasan Sasa
  4. ^ Plasan's venture to make carbon-fiber parts for sports cars
  5. ^ CompositesWorld.com - NAIA Show Highlights 2008
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ NDM Article - Protection of Army Trucks Requires Tradeoffs
  8. ^ Lockheed To Unveil Adaptable Vehicle for U.K. Needs - Defense News
  9. ^ "World leaders Thales and Plasan partner for next generation vehicles bid". Thales public relations. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

External links

  • Company website
  • $200 million contract with the U.S. Marines