SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., USA (February 2, 2022) – Capewell, a global leader in engineering aviation and life support solutions, announced it has established Capewell Europe, a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, to provide continuing support to allied warfighters in Europe.
“We are creating this subsidiary within the context of AUKUS, which is an enhanced trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK and the US,” said Gregory Bloom, Capewell’s CEO. “It is also as a result of ongoing defence interoperability efforts and our national focus on allies and partners.”
Lieutenant General (retired) Edward Davis, CB, CBE, has been named Capewell Europe’s Strategic Director. Davis served for 35 years in the Naval Service as a Royal Marines Officer, was the 63rd Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander United Kingdom Amphibious Forces, and served as the Deputy Commander of NATO Land Command Headquarters. In January 2016, upon retirement from the military, he was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as the 67th Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar, completing this tenure in February 2020.
Lt Gen Davis expressed his delight at Capewell’s commitment to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and its service members. “Having recently established Capewell Europe as a subsidiary company in the UK, Capewell is determined to offer the UK MoD world-leading capabilities that enable the Nation’s Armed Forces to continue to make a decisive contribution to international peace and stability in our dynamically changing world,” said Davis. “It is a challenge we relish and are determined to meet.”
Capewell Europe will enable real-time, in-country expertise in solution development, coordination, and synchronization with the Ministry of Defence and other defence entities.
“Capewell is currently engaged with the UK MoD in providing unique, mission-tailored solutions for UK Defence Forces,” said Davis. “Our passion is centered on innovative engineering solutions and premium products that save lives and increase mission success across the globe, and our history of support to the Ministry of Defence validates this passion.”
“We are proud to bring over 140 years of performance and expertise to our allies in the UK, supporting global freedom and liberty,” added Bloom. “Capewell Europe is a significant step forward for Capewell’s global expansion efforts, and it’s both appropriate and fitting that our longest and most trusted ally is the home of our first overseas subsidiary. Delivering capabilities to UK service members that increase survivability and enable mission accomplishment is at the heart of what we do.”
Founded in 1881, Capewell is the global leader in the custom engineering and manufacture of critical aerial delivery systems and combat water survivability solutions for the United States government and its partner nations. Capewell’s foundational mission – to protect people who operate systems in dangerous environments in support of national security – continues to this day. Operating out of South Windsor, Conn., and Meadows of Dan, Va., the company offers four core product segments of mission-critical components and systems: Aerial Delivery & Parachute Systems, Aerial & Marine Life Support & Safety Hardware, Operator and Maintainer Training and Logistics, and Engineering Services. Capewell.com