19 May 2022. Mehler Vario System GmbH, Europe’s market leader for ballistics, today announced it will share stand space with subsidiaries Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH, Mehler Engineered Defence GmbH, and Mehler Law Enforcement GmbH during the 2022 General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) set for 31 May through 2 June in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany.
The occasion marks that Mehler Vario System and its three subsidiaries will jointly appear at GPEC. Company officials explained that bringing the four brands together at a single stand will synergistically enhance their prominence in the event, billed as Europe’s largest annual tradeshow for law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security services.
Increasing our visibility will attract more visitors to our stand, which we’re looking forward to because our family of companies have some very impressive products to present and talk about, said Mehler Vario System Managing Director Siegfried Will. We are very confident that this combining of our forces will better facilitate technical discussions and allow us to more effectively answer questions about our highlighted products.
The Mehler Vario System group will be located at stand J43 in Hall 3 of the city’s convention centre.
According to Will, Mehler Vario System plans to showcase—among other innovations—its new lightweight Comfort IV covert vest and certified H6S hybrid helmet. Both products are the lightest and most-comfortable ones in its category.
Also expected to be presented is M.U.S.T., a project that Mehler Vario System has been working on jointly with Lenggries, Germany-based Lindnerhof-Taktik, which makes high-quality tactical equipment systems.
M.U.S.T. is a highly modular protection-and-carrying system that represents a light and quickly mountable-dismountable solution for police and the military, Will explained. Its individual modules can be universally combined by means of smart interfaces and, with ballistic components in place, M.U.S.T. provides an enlarged protection surface. The entire M.U.S.T package includes the carrying system, equipment bags, and operational clothing.
Lindnerhof-Taktik, meanwhile, will present its new line of lightweight, high-performance, no frills combat clothing. Notable about the combat pants is they accept a variety of manufacturers’ knee-pad systems—no one else’s does, said Lindnerhof Taktik Managing Director Jakob Kolbeck.
Lindnerhof-Taktik also plans to exhibit its MX634 multi-radio bag, improved MX116 MX-based admin panel, and novel head-system bag for toting a helmet plus accessories, Kolbeck said, adding that these and other planned-for-exhibit Lindnerhof-Taktik products underscore the company’s ability to learn from user feedback and combine those insights with innovative thinking to develop intelligent protection-and-carrying systems for fields beyond the traditional tactical space.
For example, at our joint stand, Lindnerhof-Taktik will show a drone carrying system that can be adapted or developed into other applications, he said. Further, the bags that are part of that system feature diverse fastening options and imaginative inlays which could convincingly be the basis for rugged notebooks and tablets among other possibilities.
Mehler Engineered Defence of Königslutter, Germany, will bring to the joint stand at GPEC its acclaimed line of ballistic personal protection shields. Christian Vahldiek, Managing Director of Mehler Engineered Defence, said some of the shields were developed and manufactured according to customer-specific designs in various protection classes including NIJ 0108.01, VPAM, TR bullet-resistance, and other standards related to protection against long- and short-range weapons threats.
In addition to the shields made to customer specifications there also will be standard models, he said. Among the standard models will be small-format types for use in confined spaces such as aboard planes and ships and inside homes. There will also be larger but lightweight types for increased protection in evacuations and hostage situations. For riots and rampages, we’ll be showing foldable versions that are carried in patrol cars and deployed to protect against long weapons.
Lastly, Mehler Law Enforcement, also based in Fulda, will demo its high-quality, functional, and modular equipment designed for use by security personnel in operational and crisis regions.
Mehler Law Enforcement produces ballistic protective equipment, impact protection, operational gloves, and tactical equipment—they nicely round out the offerings of the entire Mehler Vario System family, said Frank Rispeter, Managing Director of Mehler Law Enforcement.