Certificates & Standards
Šestan-Busch products are being designed, developed and manufactured in accordance to latest quality standards and certificates.
In 2006, Šestan-Busch obtained and adopted ISO 9001 Certification with Design, development, production, and distribution of composite anti-ballistic equipment (helmets, vests), civilian helmets and plastic products, an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) and demonstrates the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
From the beginning of production, Šestan-Busch has been dedicated to following and fulfilling the highest World standards in the production of safety equipment. We perceive ISO certification as added value to already existing high internal quality standards that we have set in our Company.
ISO standardization together with constant supervision of its own engineers and management allow us to better understand and control business and production processes that are essential for quality issues. Currently obtained license period is ISO 9001: 2015, valid until 2021.
We are delighted to serve our customers even better through the well-defined and documented procedures this certification requires. While we’ve always been committed to quality in our products and services, this certification ensures a more productive environment through faster identification and resolution of quality issues, among many other benefits.
Allied Quality Assurance Publication – AQAP 2110
Šestan-Busch is the first Croatian defence company that successfully implemented the Allied Quality Assurance Publication (AQAP). It is a quality certificate for the level of quality according to NATO standards, and can be compared to ISO 9000 standards in the production of civilian programs.
In 2019, Šestan-Busch, upgraded its AQAP Standard from level 2105that contains the NATO requirements for Deliverable Quality Plans to be used in Contracts to AQAP 2110 for Design, Development and Production.
We are proud to emphasize that our Company 20 years collaborated with various experts in Croatian armed forces which is extremely important for the development of the Products itself. The result fo this collaboration and expert guidance is rather easily adopted standardization and certification of AQAP standard.
NATO NSPA Eligibility
The NSPA brings together in a single organisation NATO’s logistics and procurement support activities, providing integrated multinational support solutions for its stakeholders.
On 1 April, 2015, the NATO North Atlantic Council approved changes to the NATO Support Organization Charter with the stand-up of the NATO Support and Procurement Organization, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency acting as its executive body.
On April 6, 2020 Šestan-Busch obtained Declaration of Eligibility, issued by Ministry of Economy, entrepreneurship and crafts of Republic of Croatia that verifies the fulfillment of technological, financial and professional conditions for applying on Public tenders published by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). In this way, Šestan-Busch can compete and is a part of the largest base of suppliers of PPE Products for NATO Alliance.
VPAM HVN 2009
On March 16th 2021, the company Šestan-Busch successfully certified the BK-ACH helmet model based on the European standard / directive HVN 2009 protection level VPAM-3.
The VPAM HVN 2009 standard is the most demanding way to test the anti-ballistic properties of protective helmets used by police special units, and/or police anti-terrorist units. These units are more exposed to the threat of direct hit in the head area due to operations where the threat is located in the immediate vicinity.