MLA is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of public order equipment and clothing to police forces and prison services all over the world, established in 1993..

To Our Valued Customers,

We would like to share with you an update on MLA’s ongoing business operations during this global health crisis.

During this challenging time, we are proud that all the MLA team remain committed to our mission of delivering personal protection to police officers and all emergency services personnel operating in the most demanding environments.

Our products are essential to the health and welfare of our user around the world and we continue to operate at full capacity as our aim is to continue to protect key workers.

If you telephone our office, (open between 8.30am 5pm UK time) your call will still be answered by a member of the MLA team.

We will continue to monitor both our supply chain and operations and for any potential impact and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for entrusting MLA to support you. You can continue to rely on us.

Our on-site manufacturing facility allows is to produce high quality, reliable equipment which can be made to your specification.

Bespoke Design Service

Our Bespoke Design Service puts you in control. A talented and creative team of product designers are available to work closely with you throughout the specification process. From initial design brief to final design selection we can offer professional guidance to ensure we meet your requirements.

So, your idea can be brought to fruition or your ideal solution can be found – whether that’s a ready-made product or a bespoke design for a specialist application.

Made In Britain LogoWe concentrate on quality and performance in the field. We are sure that this, coupled with the right choice of materials and construction, balances the robust with the practice and comfortable.

We’re confident in the pursuit of excellence.

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MLA are proud to have been a supplier to Essex Police for 20 years

MLA News

KEY WORKER STATUS

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded key worker status to enable us to continue protecting those working hard to protect those protecting us. We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure our team are operating in the safest working conditions. Wherever possible, people are working remotely at home. For those where home... Read more »

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COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

To Our Valued Customers, We would like to share with you an update on MLA’s ongoing business operations during this global health crisis. During this challenging time, we are proud that all the MLA team remain committed to our mission of delivering personal protection to police officers and all emergency services personnel operating in the... Read more »

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SUCCESS AT EXHIBITION

MLA staff had extremely successful exhibition at the annual Security and Policing Exhibition in Farnbourough at the beginning of March. They met with delegations from all over the world and were able to meet with customers old and new. Shown left to right – Simon Shepherd, Michael Lupton, Natalie Deerlove, Colin Noel and Mimi Rawlings.

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SEARCH FOR NEW FABRICS IN PARIS

Mimi and Lauren, from our design, production and contracts department, have just returned from a really successful trip to Paris on the hunt for new and sustainable fabrics. They visited Premiere Vision as part of our on-going commitment to ensure we keep up-to-date with developments and advances in the fabric market.

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MLA HELMET TEAM VISIT NORWEGIAN POLICE

Two members of MLA’s production team have just returned from Norway as part of our ongoing commitment to customer service. Our production manager, Colin Noel. visited Oslo, where he went to upgrade helmets for the Norwegian Police together with Lee O’Connell from the MLA helmet team. They visited the biggest police force in Norway, where... Read more »

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NEW PRODUCT – AEP VEST

MLA can announce the release of a brand new Flame Retardant AEP Vest. The vest has 24 baton round pouches and 15 rows of Molle. One size of the vest fits all, with elasticated side adjusters allowing the vest to be increased to 66 inches. Other features include: * 12 baton round pouches on the... Read more »

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MD trade mission to Indonesia

Managing Director, Michael Lupton, has just returned from a successful trade mission to Indonesia. The event, which was organised by the Department for International Trade, was held in Jakarta and was promoted by the British Embassy. It gave MLA an opportunity to meet up with its distribution agents, as well as to introduce new products.

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TACTICAL SUPPORT BELT DEVELOPED

A flame-retardant tactical support belt has been developed by the MLA design team to evenly distribute weight across the hips, providing lumbar support to help prevent lower back pain. Our two-prong leather equipment belt fits perfectly and allows various pouches and accessories to be fixed to the belt spreading the load and reducing pressure. It... Read more »

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NEW PRODUCT – Firearms Leg-Drop Pouch

A new product has been developed for firearms teams by MLA’s design and development team. The Firearms Leg-Drop pouch has a magazine pouch, two baton round pouches and pockets at the back for glow sticks. The pouch, which has just been launched, is already in use by one UK police force. For more information please... Read more »

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Stopstick Training Day

A team from MLA’s design, purchasing and contracts department spent the day with South Yorkshire Police to see Stop Stick in action. The day was aimed at ensuring police officers were kept up-to-date with their Stop Stick training but allowed MLA staff to see first-hand how the tyre deflation device worked. Natalie Dearlove and Mimi... Read more »

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