The O'Gara Group acquires vehicle armoring company in Texas


The O'Gara Group, a provider of diverse security and defense products and services, has announced its acquisition of Protection Devices (PDI) based in San Antonio, TX. 


PDI is a manufacturer of fully armored passenger vehicles, such as Chevrolet Suburbans, for use primarily by government officials in high threat locations. 


PDI is one of five suppliers under contract with the U.S. Department of State to provide armored vehicles for the protection of diplomatic personnel worldwide. 

PDI has approximately 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employs approximately 50 people. 


The former owners of PDI will continue to run the business on a day-to-day basis. The O'Gara Group has no plans to relocate the facility or any of its employees.


The O'Gara Group also has announced that it has signed a lease to rent 36,000 square feet with an option to lease an additional 29,000 square feet in Fairfield, Ohio, to open a second armoring facility. The O'Gara Group anticipates that the Fairfield location will be operational later this month. 


The O'Gara Group is a provider of diverse security and defense products and services to government, military and commercial customers worldwide. 


Its business is focused on delivering specialized products and services that improve the ability of its customers to prepare for, respond to, and recover from conflicts, civil unrest, acts of terrorism, violent crime and other hazards such as environmental and natural disasters. 


The O'Gara Group operates through three divisions:  Training and Services, Sensor Systems, and Mobile Systems Division.