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Koninklijke Ten Cate NV : TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

ALMELO, Netherlands, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

TenCate Advanced Armour has booked a three year contract with a Singapore-based shipyard to design, develop and manufacture lightweight ballistic protection for crew and mission critical equipment on a number of large maritime vessels for a Middle Eastern end-user, ensuring increased survivability for the crew on board the vessels without impairing speed or performance. With this new order among a number of other recent commercial successes TenCate Advanced Armour further strengthens its position in the EMEA and APAC maritime markets. The amount of the order will not be published. At the beginning of 2012 TenCate Advanced Armour opened a new marketing and sales office in Singapore and has since then been validated with new orders coming in from Asian shipyards and Asian vehicle manufacturers. Currently, there is substantial growth in this maritime market with considerable new orders for a wide variety of armour solutions for all maritime platforms including large patrol vessels, crew boats, raiding craft and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats. 'Over the years, TenCate Advanced Armour has gained much experience from maritime projects in Europe and we apply this experience to a growing number of projects in Asia Pacific now. The TenCate Advanced Armour team in Singapore offers fully engineered and proven solutions and they understand the local requirements in Asia Pacific' says Steen Tanderup, Managing Director of TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA & APAC. 'We are globally leading in the design and production of lightweight armour solutions for a wide range of vehicles, from light patrol vehicles to heavy transport vehicles and main battle tanks, as well as for naval vessels, aircraft and personnel. TenCate Advanced Armour also designs and manufactures armour solutions for civil security and policing applications'. Royal Ten Cate Almelo, the Netherlands, Tuesday 10 September 2013 ________________________________________________________________ For further information: Digital pictures are available on your request via: media@tencate.com TenCate corporate Pieter Zwinkels, Investor Relations Manager Telephone : +31 546 544 318 Mobile : +31 610 886 338 E-mail : ir@tencate.com Internet : www.tencate.com TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading global supplier of a wide range of armour composite materials for ballistic protection. TenCate Advanced Armour develops and produces a portfolio of composite and ceramic materials and designs active armour solutions for the protection of police, army, air force, navy and civilian service personnel, vehicles and vessels. TenCate Advanced Armour has facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company that combines textile technology with chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. TenCate products are sold throughout the world. Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: safety and protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment; sport and recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext (AMX). Press release as PDF: http://hugin.info/130798/R/1728120/577058.pdf [HUG#1728120] Source:Koninklijke Ten Cate NV