R&D AND PRODUCTION
Šestan-Busch recognizes the importance of constant R&D investments for purpose of producing new and advanced product portfolio.
Recently, we have entered the anti-riot portfolio where we are consortium leader in offering complete anti-ballistic protective suit. New production line for UHMPWE helmets is also adopted, and state-of-the-art “anti-Kalashnikov” helmet is expected to be approved for serial production.
Most recent breakthrough is company decision to enter Civil protection program in which we are waiting for full development of innovation pioneer product – multifunctional protective helmet.
Engineering staff is one of the main drivers in Šestan-Busch. 25 years of engineering experience is a strong guarantee of World class quality. Engineering Team within Šestan-Busch numbers 8 qualified and well-trained engineers that can answer any end user demand or request.
Along with this Team, our capacities are supported by our partner facilities and engineering Teams located in Germany (Gütersloh), the CzechRepublic (Chomutov) and Italy (Taranto).
“One man alone can make difference, few men guided by same vision can move the World.” We are experienced in collaborating with many domestic and foreign scientific institutions in developing new materials and new methods of testing.
Our main strength in collaboration lays in constant connection and collaboration with End-Users of our products. We strive to produce tailor made products in matter of comfort and design based on customer specific requirements. We are not serial stock production, but rather custom-made production in which we try to develop state of the art quality products for each customer separately.
EU R&D – Civil Program
“We are not military producer, but rather defence producer” – Core business portfolio of Šestan-Busch has always been ballistic helmets for military and police purposes. However, Management Board recognizes the market opportunities in civil protection.
Our current project is developing unique and innovative multipurpose protective helmet that easily adopts to various security challenges and threats. We are looking for adaptivity and interoperability to various threats – e.g. industrial protection in connection to civil protection (safety against floods and/or rescue missions in ruins/earthquakes). The challenge that we want to respond is to create “one helmet to fit various security threats”.
“We started with 1000 helmets per year, now we produce 1000 helmets per day” – Šestan-Busch production is state of the art production facility. We have adopted production technology for wide range of thermoplastic and composites products in Personnel protective equipment program (PPE). Our main focus is however production of aramid based ballistic protection helmets. In this aspect we are equipped with latest production technology, machines and equipment. Special EBSP manufacturing process provides high protection level against all kind of fragments, shrapnel and bullets.
Market trends in World of PPE segment have already moved us into direction of developing protective helmets based on UHMPWE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) technology. This new production line has recently been installed into Šestan-Busch production. First prototypes are being tested on new production line, and we expect first serial production series of this new helmets to be verified and approved shortly. With this adopted technology Šestan-Busch is ready to achieve new protection level according to STANAG 2920 V50 level III parameter with new line of protective helmets able to stop fragments, bullets and shrapnel with velocity above 850 m/s. We proudly call this new type of helmets – “white” helmet or “anti-kalashnikov” helmet.
PATENTS and IPR
Through its former owner, Mr. Egon Busch, company ŠESTAN-BUSCH had obtained patent for production processes that increase ballistic protection of final product (helmet).
However, due to expiration of patent rights and continuous improvements in business cycle and processes, patent rights were not extended.