Practical, affordable innovation starts with a passion for excellence.


Around the world, leading vehicle manufacturers, seating providers, aftermarket distributors and child safety seat manufacturers trust SHIELD for quality occupant safety systems and restraints.

Just like you, we care deeply about the safety of your customers. Our global team of experts is close by, offering complete in-house design, development and testing capabilities to ensure outstanding product performance and reliability.

We produce more than 15 million seatbelts a year, all rigorously engineered, tested and delivered on time at fair prices with great customer service. Delivering practical, affordable, yet innovative solutions—beyond your expectations—is what SHIELD is all about.


It’s what we earn by delivering quality. It’s what develops when we provide better features at a better value. It’s what happens when our product innovations change entire industries. And it’s what we help you build every day, when a little girl hugs her dad after an amusement park ride. Or when a trucker makes it home after a long haul. Or when millions of other people the whole world over buckle up in one of our occupant safety systems.

The SHIELD legacy begins with the first metal seatbelt buckle.

Our Legacy

Back in the 1950s, a little company called Cummings and Sanders introduced and patented the first lift lever, metal-to-metal lap belt buckle. That single innovation created a whole new industry. Cummings and Sanders eventually became known as AmSafe, which is now the world’s leading provider of safety and securement products for the aerospace, defense and ground transportation markets. Innovation fueled consistent growth, leading to the formation of AmSafe Commercial Products (ACP). Bringing full-time focus to safety systems for ground-based vehicles, ACP built a reputation for quality and reliability and grew rapidly to provide solutions for manufacturers of all types of vehicles around the globe.

At SHIELD, we carry on the legacy of pioneers whose vision and passion
form our heritage. Our products reflect their innovative spirit and the
commitment to quality and reliability that’s become our hallmark. SHIELD
was born when ACP and Beam’s Seatbelts – two of the world’s longest tenured manufacturers of occupant safety systems – merged in early 2013.

Our Culture

The SHIELD team is made up of inspired, enthusiastic people across three continents. Our diverse cultures and backgrounds enable us to look at things from many points of view, but we all share a passion to protect and enrich people’s lives. Every day, we strive for product and process excellence with a can-do spirit. We communicate openly and frequently, and use state-of-the art tools to keep projects moving on schedule. We trust and respect each other, we have a little bit of fun, and we keep your needs at the forefront of everything we do.

Let’s work together to design, engineer, test and build the custom safety solution you need – on time and at a great value. Call us for a consultation, or to schedule a visit to one of our world-class facilities.

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