Tulmar Safety Systems Announces Life Preserver Supply and Maintenance Contracts


Hawkesbury, ON, Canada – May 19, 2017

Tulmar Safety Systems has been awarded two competitive multi-year contracts to supply inflatable life preservers to the Royal Canadian Navy. The contracts are valued at $4.2 million are for the supply 12,800 Maritime Pouch and Hazardous Duty life preservers. These constant-wear life saving devices are worn by members of RCN and Naval Reserves.

Tulmar was also recently awarded a competitive contract to provide the Department of National Defence with repair & overhaul and warehousing services for Army flotation equipment. Valued at $2.2 million, the contract is fixed for two years and includes 6 additional 1-year option periods. Under the contract, Tulmar will maintain DND’s inventory of Army life preservers, distribute products as needed to operational units and provide technical investigation and engineering support services.

“Since 1992 Tulmar has been designing, building and servicing products that save lives”, says company president, Barney Bangs. “We are committed to investing in R&D, manufacturing and maintenance programs that ensure on-going delivery of this capability in support of Canada’s Department of National Defence.” Tulmar’s Hammerhead Tactical Life Preserver has been in-service with DND for over 10 years and has recently been acquired for Naval Boarding Teams.

Headquartered in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Tulmar Safety Systems Inc. is a fully integrated manufacturer of engineered protective textiles and survivability solutions supplying aerospace and defence markets around the world.