• Hexonia awarded major European combat clothing contract

  • Hexonia has been selected for a significant contract to provide a comprehensive combat clothing system for the Netherlands Armed Forces and the Belgium Navy. The Defence Operational Clothing System (DOKS) represents one of Europe’s most substantial military clothing contracts to date.


    The DOKS project entrusts Hexonia GmbH with the responsibility to outfit approximately 45,000 soldiers, delivering an integrated combat clothing system that includes more than 30 different items. Yesterday, the signed 8-year framework agreement was handed over in a festive ceremony in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.


    Special requirements of the DOKS project


    A key requirement of the DOKS project is the modularity of the clothing system: soldiers should have the opportunity to wear clothing that is customized and adapted to their specific operational situation. It is designed to cover a wide range of activities and environmental factors, thereby protecting them from specific threats while simultaneously enhancing their performance. An important aspect of the project is the extensive involvement of reference groups, which include soldiers from the navy, the army, the air force, and the military police.


    Advanced clothing system with extensive sizing system


    The system Hexonia has developed encompasses underwear, insulation layers, weather protection, combat shirts, jackets, and pants in a variety of colours and camouflage patterns, along with functional accessories. These are provided in three distinct clothing sets tailored for different operational contexts. The layers within the system are designed to work seamlessly with each other and with the armed forces’ existing protective gear. Featuring a specially developed sizing system that includes up to 35 size gradations, Hexonia guarantees an optimal fit and good comfort for the wearer.


    “The high appreciation of our soldiers was decisive in selecting the clothing system of Hexonia”, says Project Lead LTCOL, Bruce Mekking from COMMIT (Commando Materieel en IT of the Dutch Ministry of Defence).


    Decades of development ensure quality and reliability


    Quality, durability, and comfort are paramount to Hexonia in the development of combat clothing. For DOKS, the company utilizes high-quality yarns, woven and knitted fabrics developed through extensive research. The production process is predominantly managed by the medium-sized German company: various knitting, cutting, and finishing machines are available across its facilities in Nettetal and Jahnsbach, which span approximately 12,000 square meters. In addition, Hexonia has meticulously established a network of trusted partners, over the years, ensuring quality and the reliability of its production chain. All supplied parts are subjected to strict quality controls in various process stages.


    “Being trusted by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to equip the Netherlands Armed Forces and the Belgium Navy fills us with pride and is a confirmation of our daily work. We have invested heavily in research work and built-up in-depth expertise in the development of military clothing for more than 20 years. Hexonia has since 2022 been part of NFM Group, and together we are continuously expanding our production and logistics capacities. This makes us a strong and reliable partner in Europe today, and we are confident to create a strong partnership with COMMIT to provide the Dutch soldiers the clothing needed to do their job, regardless mission, and climatic condition they will meet,” says Nils Toverud, Managing Director of Hexonia GmbH.


    “The DOKS project represents more than a contract; it is a profound responsibility. As we embark on this journey to outfit the Netherlands Armed Forces, we at NFM Group, together with Hexonia GmbH, are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in military apparel. Our collaboration signifies a shared vision for excellence and a safer future for those in service,” says Walter Øverland, CEO NFM Group AS.

  • Hexonia continues to grow: New logistics hall put into operation

  • Hexonia GmbH continues to grow: after a construction period of around one year, we now have a further 1,800 m² of storage and order picking space at our company site in Nettetal. This not only expands our storage capacity by a further 1,350 storage spaces, but also optimizes quality assurance processes. Following the opening of a 1,600 m² hall in 2021, Hexonia is now expanding its industrial space once again to around 12,000 m² within three years.


    “The construction of our new logistics hall is proof that we want to remain a strong and reliable partner at the side of the Bundeswehr in the future. With the expansion of our logistics capacities, we have reached another milestone in our contribution to the “Zeitenwende”. We will also continue to invest in our production capacities at the Nettetal site,” explains Hexonia Managing Director Nils Holm Toverud.

  • Successful days at Enforce Tac 2024

  • Hexonia looks back on successful days at Enforce Tac 2024: Together with the NFM Group team, we presented our four product lines GARM, HJELM, SKJOLD and THOR, which offer a holistic protection package for police and military forces. We always aim to provide users with lightweight and durable equipment for every mission.


    The focus was on our head protection and clothing systems: the core idea behind our Trivium and 4th Generation HJELM helmets is that they not only protect, but also enable mobility and flexibilty. They are therefore particularly lightweight and can be modularly adapted to the specific situation by integrating technology and camouflage.


    We have developed our clothing systems in close consultation with users. They are precisely harmonized in all layers of clothing and offer maximum protection and comfort.


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