LOUISA GARLAND-ELS
MANAGING DIRECTOR
LOUISA GARLAND-ELS
2015
  • Top 6 Finalist in the FNB KZN Business Portfolio Awards (Category: Manufacturing)
  • Finalist – KZN Top Brands
  • Finalist – Standard Bank “Top Woman” Awards for the Empowerment of Women in South Africa
  • One of 6 Finalists in the Standard Bank “Top Women” Awards (Category: Top Woman Entrepreneur in South Africa.
  • WINNER – Durban Chamber of Commerce KZN Exporter of the Year 2015 (Category: Sustainability Award)
  • Finalist – Business Excellence Forum and Awards (Category: Best Manufacturer)
  • WINNER – Business Excellence Forum and Awards (Category: Female Entrepreneur of the year)
  • WINNER – KZN Exporter of the year
2014
  • WINNER – KZN Exporter of the year
2013
  • Finalist Top Business Women in South Africa
  • WINNER – KZN Exporter of the year
2012
  • Finalist – FNB KZN Top Business
  • Finalist – Top 10 Brands in KZN
  • WINNER KZN Exporter of the year
2011
  • “Top Gender Empowered Company: “Support Services”
  • Finalist Top Woman Entrepreneur
  • WINNER KZN Exporter of the year
2010
  • National Winner at the 8th Top Woman Awards
  • WINNER KZN Exporter of the year
2009
  • Exporter of the Year
2008
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Top Business Woman in KZN
2006
  • Exporter of the Year

ABOUT US

Imperial Armour specialises in the design and manufacture of personal protection equipment for civilian, police, emergency services and military applications.

In a threat situation, whether you need to be bullet proof, blast proof, fire proof or stab proof, we have a solution. Our designs utilise cutting edge materials and design to maximise comfort and agility without compromising safety.

All of our products are rigorously tested and certified to international ballistics standards. In addition to bullet proof vests and body armour, we have a selection of footwear, gloves, helmets, shields, masks and other accessories to provide a complete body protection solution.

Our History

  • Imperial Armour has forged its way to become a world leader in the manufacture of personal protection products and exports to over 75 countries worldwide.
  • Our headquarters are based in Durban, South Africa and from here we manufacture our extensive range of highly sophisticated products.
  • Our Products include both hard and soft protective armour, equipment and accessories within the Police and Security, Anti-Riot, VIP, Military / Armed Forces, Marines, Demining, Fire, Emergency and Rescue and Forestry sectors.
  • Our core focus is to remain innovative leaders in the manufacture of new and exciting products for the world market.
  • We are concentrating on expanding further into global markets, having established offices in Dubai, UAE which has brought in our largest order to date from Armed Forces.
  • In order to be accessible to all clients, imperial armour has recently established its own Johannesburg branch.
  • As a leader in soft and hard armour, we continuously work on in-house research and development, international testing standards, and innovative solutions.
  • We have recently started expanding our factory and acquired a new Gerber Cad system, enabling us to have greater efficiency, reduction in production time and minimal wastage.
  • We are the leading specialist within the local Industry and a proudly South African, award winning, woman empowered, fully BEE Industry leader for personal protection.
  • Since inception, the company has won numerous awards for both national export achievements and Top Business Awards, most recent of which being the Top Business Women Award in KZN.
  • Managing Director Louisa Garland-Els was also awarded Winner at the 8th Top Woman Awards in her Category and Top Gender Empowered Company: Support Services award.

Take a look at our products!