Growth in Business of Bullet Proofing for Vehicles

Although traditionally trucks for agricultural work and new cars were the types of vehicles that most frequently made use of bullet proof windows, now in Guatemala it has been reported that there is increased demand from owners of compact and light vehicles.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Insecurity has led to an increase in the number of companies in the industry, and now the focus is not only on the segment with the highest purchasing power, but also on a new growing market consisting of merchants and business managers.

"... Mario Sueiras Haeussler, workshop manager at Blindamax, indicates that demand for films resistant to an AK-47 assault rifle or M-16 rifle started to decline, those for low levels -Level III or Level III Plus- increased and the trend for orders has kept pace. "A person who has no budget for a high level shield, will buy one in the intermediate range," he said, stating that what was once a "luxury", has now become a "necessity". "

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "...Demand was also boosted by people who did not require high protection, but were looking to protect themselves from common crime or a stray bullet. Sueiras Matheu added that "... the market has changed, bullet proofing  is no longer available only at high levels, which protect against assault rifles for military use or high impact, customers today are senior executives, businessmen, officials and people who, although they do not have a large income, are opting to protect themselves."

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