UK MoD General Service Respirator Agreement
Avon Rubber p.l.c recently confirmed, further to the November 2017 announcement that it was the preferred bidder for the MoD General Service Respirator Agreement, that Avon Protection has been awarded a five year contract for the resupply and in-service support of its General Service Respirator (GSR).
Production of the GSR expected to commence during the first half of 2019, after product approvals are complete.
The contract is anticipated to generate revenues in the order of £16 million over the 5 year period. Avon Protection will incur additional capital expenditure of £3 million across financial years 2018 and 2019 to obtain product approvals and prepare for production.