Our Legacy


Back in the 1950s, a company named 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 became 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) for the ground transportation market. ACP built a reputation for quality and reliability while it grew rapidly to provide solutions for manufacturers of all types of vehicles around the globe.

At SHIELD, we carry on the legacy of those pioneers whose vision and passion form our heritage. Shield Restraint Systems, Inc. was created after the acquisition of Beam’s by AmSafe Commercial Products in order to create a highly focused business, with a clear identity putting safety first for the users of our products.