Ouvry acquires SIM KIT® patent from Hotzone Solutions Group
French Company Ouvry, specialist in CBRN and personal protective systems, has announced it's acquisition of the SIM KIT® patent from Dutch Hotzone Solutions Group.The chemical simulant kit, comprising of 3 unique realistic chemical warfare agents (CWA) simulants, is intended to be used in CBRN training and courses.SIM KIT® was launched and patented in 2012 by practitioners, former instructors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and is used in over 20 countries. Ouvry already had an exclusive distribution agreement for the French market. Hotzone Solutions Group now wants to focus on its core activity: instruction, consulting services and supply of integrated systems (mobile laboratories, CBRN risk assessment and categorization kits).
\"This patent transfer is a further step in Ouvry strategic positioning as key player in CBRN protection and decontamination, as well as a didactic tool for our new professional training services\", says Ludovic Ouvry, Chairman.
\"After 5 years of cooperation, this step strengthens the synergy between our two companies, particularly on the theme of protection and training\", says Olivier Mattmann, CEO of Hotzone Solutions Group.
SIM KIT® will now be produced in Ouvry facilities in Lyon, France. The French Army first begun to use it in 2013 and forecasts suggest a steady growth of 20% per year.