• 1955

    First Metal to Metal Seat Belt Buckle

    Cummings & Sanders is awarded a patent for the first metal-to-metal seat belt buckle.

  • 1978

    A Brand is Born!

    The company changed its name from Cummings and Sanders to The American Safety Corporation. (AmSafe for short)

  • 1994

    Expansion into Commercial Products

    The AmSafe Commercial Product Unit is formed, bringing a full time focus to ground-based vehicle safety systems.

  • 2002

    A Key Acquisition

    AmSafe acquired SafeTex, a company based in the United Kingdom and opened wholly owned subsidiary and high-volume manufacturing operation in Kunshan, China .

  • 2006

    A New Home

    AmSafe Commercial products relocated its headquarters and North American manufacturing to Elkhart, IN USA.

  • 2012

    We are acquired

    AmSafe is acquired by TransDigm Group

  • 2013

    Continued Growth

    The company acquires Beam's Seat Belts, one of the world's longest tenured seatbelt manufacturer.

  • 2014

    Rebranding the Company

    Amsafe Commerical Products spins off from AmSafe and rebrands itself Shield Restraint Systems. The company is focused on ground-based restraints for a multitude of markets outside of aviation.

  • 2017

    Capacity Expansion

    SHIELD doubles the size of its Elkhart, IN manufacturing operations, adds automation, and further vertically integrates it supply chain.