For more than 30 years, we at MKTEC have been researching, developing and producing first-class body protection equipment for a sophisticated customer base of professional users. Our primary philosophy is to ensure maximum safety for the user of our equipment so that they can perform their job safely and reliably.
Since our founding in the early 1990s, MKTEC has not only proven to be a reliable partner and manufacturer, but has established entire safety and quality standards for local law enforcement agencies. Our focus on a combination of the highest quality manufacturing, the best wearing comfort, and uncompromising protective performance has earned us an outstanding reputation in our industry. Customers from all over the world appreciate and trust our products.
As a family-run business in its second generation, we have a personal interest in your safety and welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our uncompromising products – because we will not compromise on your safety.
The CRC series offers excellent all-round protection for the upper body against cutting and stabbing weapons, as well as against blunt force impact, thanks to our segmented and body-shaped protection packages made of a special aluminum alloy. The material aluminum has very advantageous properties for us: it is light, strong and durable. These properties make it ideal for our application.
The various protection packages for chest, back and shoulder are included in the body armor (integrated upper arm optional). The individual protection packages can be removed for replacement or cleaning if necessary.
If you look at arthropods, instead of an inner skeleton (endoskeleton) you see a stabilising hard-shell outer skeleton (exoskeleton). This provides protection for the vital area of these creatures – for many millions of years. These exoskeletons teach us a lot about modern body protection. The bodies of these creatures are almost completely encased in hard shell armour and yet they are very mobile due to segmented components in the joint areas of the exoskeleton. Nature has perfected the physical conditions of these creatures in the course of evolution to enable optimal mobility and flexibility with the greatest possible functionality and protective performance.
MK Technology has invented the „Human Exoskeleton Concept“ to offer body protection systems whose optimised design ensures a significant improvement in wearer comfort and protective capability.
|Selection criteria for protective fabrics|
|Protective capacity||highest priority, suitability, durability, wash and care stability|
|Comfort||Acceptance of wearing, adequate wearing comfort, good ventilation|
|Economy||Long service life, good price/performance ratio|
|Basic function||Inherent heat and fire protection
Freedom of movement
|Optional finishing of the fabric against|
|water oil, chemicals, petrol/diesel, insects|
Our MKTEC CRC – series was developed to protect the user in the operation against the risks of injury from blows and stabs. Especially the combination of impact and stab protection against sharp and pointed objects (e.g. knives, ice picks, hammers, axes, etc.) are seeking their match in the market. All our products provide reliable protection according to the requirements of international standards, without interfering with the natural freedom of movement of the human body.
The products are designed, developed and produced in our company in Lüdenscheid. This enables us to guarantee a consistently high quality of our products and to respond to and implement specific and individual customer requirements. As a benchmark for our developments, we can refer to in-house testing facilities, which enable us to pre-test products and new developments without any loss of time before they are finally tested and certified by an appropriate independent testing institute.
All of our products are tested and certified in accordance with internationally applicable guidelines and regulations. These include, for example, the VPAM KDIW 2004, HOSDB/CAST and the NIJ.
The VPAM (Vereinigung der Prüfstellen für angriffshemmende Materialien und Konstruktionen) has established itself in Germany and Central Europe as the standard for impact and stab protection equipment. Certification to VPAM requires additional performance criteria compared to NIJ or CAST. As a result, it can be considered the significantly higher in terms of protective performance.
Basically, the tests run as follows: The protection package is tested with an attack tool at a defined alignment (angle) and energy. In the process, the guidelines allow for a maximum permitted level of penetration. But is that enough? MKTEC has made it our mission not only to meet the guidelines, but to exceed them. With our patented and unique connection technology, we protect the wearer even in places that are not tested according to the guidelines. As a result, we ensure a high level of protection not only under laboratory conditions, but also in actual practice.