Signed in July 2022, the partnership converges the expertise of two defence titans, allowing them to jointly deliver high-quality protective equipment to defence and police forces in Chile. FAMAE, with its rich 200-year history serving government and defence institutions, and NFM Group, renowned for its innovative protective equipment, together form a powerful alliance.
In August 2023, the newly established Ballistic Protection Plant (PPB), welcomed local Armed Forces and Law Enforcement, marking the first in a series of visits by end-users and Military and Police attachés from accredited Embassies in Santiago – Chile. After an introductory staff training at NFM’s facilities in Poland, FAMAE’s personnel returned to Chile, training its first employees.
NFM’s partner in LATAM, Alvaro Peñaloza adds that; “This synergy will allow end users, both in Chile and in the region, to access manufacturing capabilities with the highest levels of protection available in the market, co-manufactured by FAMAE, under license and logistical support from NFM Group, and with a quality support and after-sales service never seen before in the region.”
Continuing Tradition of Excellence
NFM has been selling products to defence and law enforcement in Chile since 2012. The Chilean Police are currently equipped with NFM THOR vests. With this new cooperation with FAMAE, the NFM premium quality will be maintained and available for all end-users within the defence, law enforcement, and security sector in Chile.
NFM Group’s expert ballistic department designs and develops a wide range of ballistic protec-tion, from soft ballistic panels and hard ballistic plates to stab, spike, and blunt force trauma protection. NFM’s advanced technology and materials ensure optimal solutions with the right balance between protection, thickness, weight, and price, are continuous innovations which will be available for end-users in Chile through FAMAE going forward.