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Since 2007 we've been leading the way in providing cutting-edge, bespoke solutions to Military, Police, Special Forces and Private Security organisations who demand the very highest level of quality and service.

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Specialist Store

Get expert, specialist advice and personalised solutions from our experienced, trained staff at our spacious retail store in Hereford. With over 500 products in stock and ready to take away, our friendly and welcoming team will help make sure you get the very best products and services, whatever your requirements.

Store opening hours: Monday to Thursday we're open from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Original Product Design

SOLO has been designing and manufacturing innovative products since 2007 that offer military, police and private security professionals unique, versatile and patented solutions. Our armour carriers and tactical equipment has been used by many leading forces and organisations throughout the world, including UK MOD and Police forces. Our pouches, medical kits, clothing and accessories help soldiers, medics, reporters, officers and professionals deliver vital services in some of the world's most dangerous and demanding environments.

Research & Development

Experiences as combat troops and special forces operatives in some of the World's most hostile environments led us to begin research and development of new products, designed to fill capability gaps that could enhance the effectiveness of ground forces throughout the World. Since we started researching and developing new products in 2007, we've drawn on our experience to research and develop unique products which solve real problems and constantly strive to find new ways to improve & enhance our existing solutions, whilst creating new products which fill modern day needs.

We designed, created and conducted the original contract with the Ministry of Defence for the Osprey Mk IV armour carrier, which is still in operational use by the UK Military today and we continue to show the way ahead with our unique, patented designs and class-leading solutions from body armour to webbing.

Concept Design

When a capability gap is identified by research and development, or an enhancement to an existing solution is available, we apply a transformative design approach to developing a concept which would fill the gap or transform the product. By analysing the wider implications of a design problem and assessing the impact on those who will use the product, we can design a prototype which will form the basis of our design evolution for the finished item. Our approach to concept design allows us to think strategically about how we can improve at each stage in order to produce the finished product, ready for the Battlefield. By evolving our concepts using this approach, SOLO leaves behind not only a designed solution, but the knowledge, skills and tools to evolve our products and respond to changes in future requirements.

Manufacturing Capabilities

SOLO utilises advanced manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia & South Africa. Whether your SOLO product is a pouch, a plate carrier, a bespoke piece of combat apparel or a custom-designed combat accessory, we leverage world-class equipment and facilities to ensure that your product meets the highest standards of quality, precision, and performance.

As a buyer of SOLO products we will help you to achieve your goals of improved quality, reduced cycle time, reduced cost, reductions in manufacturing lead time or rapid, low cost expansion of manufacturing capacity. Our skills and resources compliment our manufacturing capabilities allowing us to provide you with unparalleled service. Our goal is to build high quality, long-term supplier relationships with our customers by delivering the highest value and best service.

Accreditations

SOLO is ISO 9001:2008 accredited.