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Our History

As piracy in the Gulf of Aden began to increase in 2007, maritime and security companies looked at myriad options of protection, none of which satisfied both acceptable security measures and bottomline cost efficiencies. In 2010, a group of ex-UK military officers began to develop a modular container system that could be a self-sustaining armoured safe haven, which could be quickly dropped onto ships, alleviating the costly need to dry-dock and interrupt operations. This modular safe haven solutions created an easily locatable central safe room of escape for crews under attack with the ability to communicate with quick reaction force rescue teams – buying time and saving lives. In 2011, the first prototypes were rolled out and Crewshield was born. The systems were then quickly adapted to address the multifaceted needs of organisations in hostile environments across the globe, to include diplomatic missions, NGO’s, faith groups, extractive industries and the military.

Today, the specialised protective systems are designed with adaptable and flexible options, which can be used for rapid deployment or as permanent infrastructure in conflict, post conflict and developing areas. Units can be customised to fit every environment, from non-detectable placement to overt visible deterrents – designed specifically for client needs and/or requirements.

The Crewshield product line has also expanded to include Armoured Watchtowers, Overhead Protection Systems with accompanying sidewalls, Armouries, Armoured Faith Facilities and Armoured Fuel Containers, providing a suite of comprehensive protection solutions which address the needs of its clients worldwide.

In a further effort to supply commercially viable solutions for its clients, Crewshield introduced rent or lease options in 2019 – enabling organisations to provide the ultimate protection without compromise.

Crewshield’s infield experts have over six decades of combined ballistic and on-the-ground experience, giving them a full understanding of both operational needs and practicalities balanced with the executive mandate to ensure unitary personnel protection, risk mitigation and cost economies.

Our ballistic systems are tested and certified using NATO STANAG threat and testing protocols; certifications include BSEN 1063 – BR6 and BR7 and UL 752 Level 5 – meeting or exceeding the highest industry standards, as evidenced by being a recipient of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation in 2016 and The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade in 2017.

2011
Crewshield Founded
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2016
2016
• UN level 2 vendor approval.
• Awarded queens award for enterprise: innovation.
• Mk40' conjoined turnkey safe haven launched.
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.
2018
• Launched the watchtower.
• Launched the overhead protection system: OHP.
Crewhshield History
2013
First unit sold to department for international development. Units commissioned on site.
Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade
2017
• UN Support mission in Libya (unsmil) first order delivered january 2015.
• UN longterm agreement in place.
• Awarded queens award for enterprise: International Trade.
2019+
• Opened Crewshield Site in UAE.
• 100+ Units in service globally.
2011
Crewshield Founded
Crewhshield History
2013
First unit sold to department for international development. Units commissioned on site.
Queen-Award-2016
2016
• UN level 2 vendor approval.
• Awarded queens award for enterprise: innovation.
• Mk40' conjoined turnkey safe haven launched.
Queen-Award-2017
2017
• UN Support mission in Libya (unsmil) first order delivered january 2015.
• UN longterm agreement in place.
• Awarded queens award for enterprise: International Trade.
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.
2018
• Launched the watchtower.
• Launched the overhead protection system: OHP.
2019+
• Opened Crewshield Site in UAE.
• 100+ Units in service globally.

Total solution. total protection.

Why Crewshield?

Organisations inevitably maintain the hope that personnel working in austere environments will never face the unthinkable. However, in today’s operating environment, hope is not a strategy – preparation and risk mitigation are. The loss of a single life through an act of God, violence or incident is tragic; more tragic still are the injuries or loss of life that might have been prevented if further precautions had been taken to address known and unknown threats or vulnerabilities.

Crewshield systems minimise risk through the provision of adaptable and rapidly deployable sustainable solutions, both permanent and mobile, to ensure lifesaving results. Whether from marine and military environments, to discreet NGO and diplomatic missions, to commercial accountability and responsibility, these tried and tested systems have been specifically developed from our on-the-ground experience – allowing for modifiable versatility through vital innovation.

We are all in this together.

Meet the team

The Crewshield Team has over 60 years of on-the-ground experience – bringing you the most practical, cost-effective and flexible solutions – underscored by quality, integrity and the utmost care for each and every client.

Mike
Samways

Founder & CEO
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Christopher
Starling

Operations Manager
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Katherine
Wilson

Process & Logistics Manager
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

William
John Hanson

Engineering Manager
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Cindy
Valera Rebalde

Office Manager
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Sydney
Pereira

Draughtsman
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Mullachery
Vaman

Project Engineer
Crewshield. Total Solution. Total Protection.

Crewhshield Citadel The Citadel Available in both 20’ and 40’ sizes, the Citadel is a turnkey modular ballistic safe haven, fully ballistic certified, blast rated, force-entry protected and easily and rapidly deployable. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option. Crewshield Overhead Protection System Overhead Protection
System
Available in both 20’ and 40’ sizes, the OHP system is a flat-packed-turnkey modular protection system that can be purchased with protective side walls for added security. The OHP system is fully ballistic certified, blast rated and easily and rapidly deployable. Units are certified to STANAG 2280 C4, C5 available. 5 unit can be stacked in one 20' ISO container. Units available in stock. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option.
Armoured Mosque. Armoured Church Armoured
Faith Facilities
Available in both 20’ and 40’ sizes, the Faith Facility is a turnkey modular ballistic safe haven, fully ballistic certified, blast rated, force-entry protected and easily and rapidly deployable. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option.
Crewshield Armouries Armouries Available in 10’ or 20’ sizes, the Armoury is a turnkey modular solution, fully ballistic certified, blast rated, force-entry protected and easily and rapidly deployable. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option. Crewshield Fuel Container Armoured
Fuel Container
Available in a variety of sizes and heights, the Armoured Fuel Container is a turnkey modular ballistic protective container, fully ballistic certified, blast rated and easily and rapidly deployable. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option.
Crewshield Watchtower The Watchtower Available in a variety of sizes and heights, the Watchtower is a turnkey modular ballistic unit, fully ballistic certified, blast rated, force-entry protected and easily and rapidly deployable. All units are customisable and available as a buy or lease option.

Total Solution. Total Protection.

Certifications

•STANAG 4569 C1+
•STANAG 2280 C4
•BS EN 1063 BR6NS (Compliant to DIN EN 1063 BR6, 7.62 x 51 NATO / UL 752 Level 7)

Others

AISC, ANSI, AS/NZS, ASME, ASTM, AWS, API, ASME, IECEx Scheme

Global Engineering Compliance Standards

•British Standards (BS)
•European Standards (EN)
•International of Electromechanical Commission (IEC)
•ISO
•UL, STANAG
•FABIG, NFPA
•EU CE Marking Directives
•Class Societies for Marine & Offshore Rules –ABS, BV, DNV GL and LR

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All units available for sale or rental.
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All units available for sale or rental.

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Crewshield Armoured Fuel

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All units available for sale or rental.

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All units available for sale or rental.
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