Spotlight: CATI Armor provides a lighter line of body armor
CATI Armor is protecting first responders with lighter, more secure body armor
By FireRescue1 Sponsors
Company name: CATI Armor
Signature product: CQB multi-curve steel core armor plate line
1. Where did your company name originate from?
Our company name originates from two distinct points in history. The first is the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC which is the famous battle of 300 Spartans against the Persian Empire. The second is the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution in 1835. Both represent the spirit of protecting one's life, liberty and property, embodied with the slogan "Come and take it!"
2. What is your signature product and how does it work?
Our signature product is our CQB multi-curve steel core armor plate line. A patent- pending forming process creates multiple radius curves in our steel core ballistic plates. This multi-curve plate conforms perfectly to the body which allows the low-profile plate to wear lighter and more secure.
3. Why do you believe your products are essential to the fire community?
Our patent-pending CQB multi-curve plates are essential to the first responder community because of the great performance they provide at an affordable price. . From Level 3a pistol threat plates at .21 inches thick to special threat- tested 3+ rifle threat plates at a little over .25 inches thick, our CQB plates far exceed the life span and durability of composite solutions, while formed to a fit, multi-curve design.
4. What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
The biggest challenge our company has faced is twofold. The first was brand differentiation from other steel core armor companies. The second was solving the problem of making a steel plate that fits just right.
5. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?
The most rewarding aspect of serving those who serve us is providing a comfortable, capable and concealable armor plate.
6. What's next for your company? Any new projects or initiatives?
Further expanding the CQB multi-curve line and developing a try-before-you-buy program for departments. We are confident that if you are looking for a steel core armor solution, our plates will sell themselves. Try some on!