Tactical Solutions launches innovation hub in Wellington

Line of Defence Magazine - Winter 2020

Tactical Solutions
New Tactical Solutions Innovation Hub in Trentham. Image supplied.

New Zealand operational equipment provider Tactical Solutions announces 6th July opening of its new Tactical Innovation Hub in Trentham featuring cutting-edge Measure and Fit facility and specialist detection equipment showroom.

Tactical Solutions is proud to announce that they will be extending their physical reach within New Zealand by adding a Tactical Innovation Hub into Wellington in July.

The Hub will be located next to the Trentham Military Camp at Level 1, B Block, 20 Somme Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt.

Originally slated to open in May but pushed back due to Covid-19, this will be the Tactical’s fourth major facility in New Zealand, the second in Wellington with their head office and main service centre situated in Auckland and supported by Christchurch.

Tactical Solutions is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated company that was incorporated in 1999 to offer Government, Defence, Law Enforcement, Correctional, Security and EMS organisations convenient and knowledgeable access to the world’s best operational equipment (www. tactical.co.nz).

Since 1999 Tactical Solutions has become the leading supplier of equipment and expertise to all of New Zealand’s government agencies as well as securing significant contracts with private clients and government departments in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

“We pride ourselves in that the majority of our team have had years of active service within the New Zealand Defence Force, Law Enforcement, Department of Corrections, Fire and Emergency Services as well as St Johns. Each has a deep understanding of how New Zealand governmental institutions work and what their needs are.” said Rob Hodge, the Managing Director of Tactical Solutions.

The company has focused on building their service capabilities and have acquired some of the best technicians and uniform specialists in the industry. Some of the skills that their technicians have acquired are unique to the Southern Hemisphere and with the additional full-service centre opening at the Innovation Hub it will greatly enhance their service capabilities to the Wellington region.

“For us it’s so much more than just pushing products onto customers and we believe that offering on- the-ground through-life-support is our strong point,” says Hodge. “We offer single source solutions to our clients and offer support through all the stages of the product life cycle including asset management services (with IOT tracking and integration capabilities) as well as custom IT solutions.”

Tactical Solutions stock a wide variety of brands that are synonymous with every day load-outs used by our New Zealand front-line personnel. Our portfolio backs brands like 5.11, ASP, SureFire, Trijicon, Camelbak, ESS, Oakley, Ceia and L3 Harris to name a few. A full list of brands can be found at www.tactical.co.nz/brands

“We stand behind our core brands and have made large investments into finding the best gear that has been extensively front-line tried and tested.” said Hodge.

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Tactical Solutions are the exclusive 5.11 Tactical dealer in New Zealand and are proud to say that they have a special guest from the 5.11 head-office who will be attending the opening of the Innovation Hub.

The centre will boast two separate showrooms. The first will be accessible to the public and showcases a wide variety of capabilities ranging from innovative detection gear, uniform TDU / PDU / BDU / Fire / EMS / Custom solutions, PPE focused solutions and an optics centre.

Retail customers can purchase directly from the Hub or can order items online at their e-commerce store at https://store.tactical.co.nz. Items will be dispatched from the Wellington warehousing facility backed by support from the Auckland and Christchurch warehouses.

The Hub has a separate showroom which displays the latest in specialised operational tactical and detection equipment. Also included are conferencing facilities that will enable face-to-face communications to additional specialists around the country, when needed.

A highlight of the Innovation Hub will be a cutting-edge Measure and Fit facility which is an expansion of the already growing network of Measure and Fit centres around New Zealand.

The centre will host various Measure and Fit teams that provide custom individual fitting solutions of body armour and specialised uniform deployments. This will add to the continued success of the rollout of the new New Zealand Police Body Armour Systems and will further extend the company’s capability for future projects in this area.

The facility will play host to customised international and local training programs that will be facilitated by our in-house qualified and certified training teams, as well as international experts.

The main celebrations for the official opening of the Innovation Hub were originally to take place on 5.11 Day (2020/5/11, or May 5th), but lockdown has pushed the date back to 6th July 2020. An official door opening ceremony kicks off at 9am, and there will be giveaways and plenty of in-store specials.

Tactical Solutions would like to invite you and your team to be part of a pre-launch viewing during the weeks preceding the main launch. If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please register your interest by email: wopen@tactical.co.nz