ROK Acquires Majority Stake in US Safety, Security and Industrial Technology Company Wintec Protective Systems, Inc.

Mon 2nd Apr 2012

ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology, applications and services company, has announced it has acquired the majority stake in Houston-based Wintec Protective Systems, Inc.

Wintec have developed a unique and highly innovative suite of safety, security and industrial technology products, backed by 4 patent applications, which includes low-cost glass-strengthening solutions designed to protect against ‘smash and grab’ raids and provide protection against hurricanes, blast protection systems for pipelines and conduits, anti-corrosion longevity solutions for steel and other metals and materials, anti-cracking and strengthening products for concrete, as well as natural product oil spill recovery systems, safety panels for the construction industry and riot shields for law enforcement agencies.

“The markets for Wintec’s highly innovative products are many and varied and are almost limitless” said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK. “When combined with our ROK Homeland Security technology, which we currently license to law enforcement agencies and are expanding into the private security sector, we are now able to offer a multi-faceted portfolio of safety, security and industrial technology products and solutions to a broad range of governmental and Blue Chip customers globally.”

ROK Global PLC, founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK serial technology entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick, is listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products and is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the  world’s leading premium tequila brand.

“We have the sales reach into all the relevant markets for Wintec’s suite of products across the globe and we are very excited and enthused at these additions to our existing product portfolio simply because of the sheer scale of potential new business which can be realised.” Added Kendrick.

ROK has pioneered many new  technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile, web and security space including high quality  mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over  mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi), as well as various mobile security technologies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies.

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