Centanex Ltd was established in 2009 to meet the ever changing and increasing demands of Police and Military forces both in the UK and Internationally for high quality, accurate, safe and cost effective Pyrotechnic solutions. Based at Faldingworth in Lincolnshire our dedicated facility enables the company to offer a wide range of Services to its customers including but not limited to research and development, concept design, prototyping, proofing, manufacturing, HSE (Explosives Inspectorate) CAD processing and ultimately through to product supply.
All of our products are designed, manufactured and supplied from within the United Kingdom, utilising effective supplier management protocols to ensure continuity and reliability of supply. The company is accredited to the International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008 and is compliant with HMGSPF. Currently Centanex is working towards BS-EN 27001 for information security, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management and ISO 18001 for Health & Safety Management.
GMK Ltd have represented Centanex’s range of Flash Bangs, Smoke Grenades & other pyrotechnic training devices within its product range, to the UK Police and some MOD departments for over 5 years. GMK & Centanex count over 75% of the UK’s Police forces as customers for both training and operational uses.
The close working relationship between Centanex and GMK resulted in GMK buying a 44% stake in Centanex in June 2016. The investment is being used to obtain new manufacturing machinery, to improve efficiency and boost capacity. It will also fund the development of new products as opportunities present themselves. Together we aim to build upon the existing customer base, which includes the UK MOD as well as Eastern European and Asian customers.
GMK Ltd is a majority owned subsidiary of Beretta Holding S.p.A. and the UK representative for Beretta Defence Technologies (BDT). Centanex have added a new expertise and dimension to the BDT portfolio.