A CHURCH Stretton business has landed a deal to help keep the British army fit, healthy and ready for action anywhere in the world.

BeaverFit, a leading manufacturer of military outdoor fitness equipment and container gyms, has unveiled its biggest-ever contract to provide strength and conditioning shelters to the British Army in a deal worth £5m.

The company, based in Church Stretton, is creating innovative training solutions for modern-day tactical operations around the world.

While its US arm is one of the biggest suppliers to the American military, this five-year deal for the Field Army division represents the largest contract in BeaverFit UK’s history.

Founder Tom Beaver said it was a landmark contract and represented a significant milestone for the firm.

“Our aim from day one was to solve problems by creating products which withstood everything elite soldiers could throw at them,” he explained.

“We are building an enviable reputation around the world and contracts like this one will help continue our rapid growth.”

BeaverFit, which employs 130 people around the world, leads all aspects in the design and manufacturing of special fitness equipment, tactical-operational tools, and turnkey training facilities designed and distributed as solutions for global military forces, first responders, major corporations, fitness clubs, universities and sports clubs.

Its home rigs, garage racks and fitness accessories have made the brand a firm favourite, particularly during lockdown, with a loyal fanbase.

The 600sq m shelters will be fully-enclosed and self-sufficient, with solar panels from Zero Alpha Solutions providing the power.

While the initial tender was for a minimum of four shelters, there are suggestions that this could rise to as many as 31.