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1991 - LS2 Helmets began its history when Arthur Liao founded Xiqing Plastics for just $500 in Shunde Guandong, China. Xiqing Plastics began making and selling helmets throughout the domestic Chinese market, insuring customer satisfaction and creating products for the Chinese community.
1998 - Xiqing Plastics established MHR Helmet Co. Ltd. with the primary purpose of producing and exporting name brand motorcycle helmets across the world.
2005 - As the business continued to grow, Arthur Liao and his brother Paul made a multi-million dollar investment to establish JIANGMEN PENGCHENG HELMETS, LTD. (JPH) and began manufacturing helmets in a 330,000 sq. ft factory with over 1,000 employees producing more than 2 million helmets a year, thus making JPH one of the largest producers of motorcycle helmets in the world.
2006 - LS2® & Nuvo® helmet brands were registered and began to be sold and distributed inside and outside of China.
2007 - JPH went to Barcelona Spain and created the TECH DESIGN TEAM to distribute LS2 helmets in Europe. As of December of 2009, 400,000 LS2 helmets have been sold throughout Europe.
2008 - JPH became the only helmet manufacturer in China fully approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and received full ISO9000* accreditation.
* ISO Accreditation indicates that the company has been externally assessed and found to have a consistency of approach in developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system that enhances customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. This is an International Standard and ADK is one of only a handful of environmental consultancies in the UK that has triple accreditation encompassing Quality, Heath & Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
2009 - JPH sold over two million helmets worldwide and reached a sales record of over $29 million in helmet sales.
2010 - JPH reached a franchise agreement with Allwin Powersports Corp to distribute LS2 helmets in North America.
Assembly of an LS2 Helmet
Each LS2 helmet, whether in fiberglass, composite or polycarbonate is composed of three main elements, the external shell, shock absorbing EPS liner and the numerous accessories such as comfort linings, method of retention, visors and ventilation.
The three main methods of production are as follows:
Polycarbonate injected in a mix of ABS utilizing an exclusive process developed by our researchers named HPTT (High Pressure Thermoplastic Technology Resin). This high precision industrial process utilizes molds sculpted from blocks of metal weighing several hundred kilos.
Composite fibers combined with polymer resin that provides high abrasion resistance and is very difficult to penetrate.
Carbon Fiber in multiple layers also mixed with polymer resin. This procedure involves a process where the molds must be able to resist temperatures in excess of 120 C.
Carbon Fiber Construction
Carbon Fiber is a material used extensively in the aeronautical industry and of course in the highly competitive world of Formula 1 and Moto GP. It has incredible strength and is extremely light. Four years of research and considerable investment has resulted in LS2 launching our first Carbon Fiber Helmet, the CR1 Carbon.
Once a shell has been removed from its mold it is checked by our technical experts to make sure it meets our exacting standards. Then, it is off to the paint shop where, several layers of paint later, the graphics are applied by skilled hands. Once they are in place the helmet is lacquered with an anti UV coating. The process gives a unique touch to each helmet.
The final assembly of a helmet is then undertaken by a technician who follows a strict process for fitting of the EPS liner, retention strap and visor mechanism. And finally the comfort liner is installed and the user instructions are added. Each helmet then has a final quality check before being boxed and ready for shipment.
A certain number of our helmets are never sold as we batch test units from each production run in our state-of-the-art test lab. Each helmet is inspected in minute detail to ensure that quality and safety are paramount. We also verify that each model meets or exceeds the test standard required by its country of destination. This may be ECE, DOT ,BSI or Snell 2010. Numerous tests are undertaken on the EPS and the external shell for shock absorption. We also test the fit as many testing houses now take this into account; for example SHARP TESTING in the UK.