The International Armoring (CORR) Corporation (IAC) supply heads of state and wealthy businessmen with vehicles that can withstand rocket attacks in some of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Now, they have reported a massive rise in interest from UK-based clients willing to pay up to £60,000 to have their cars secured as the countdown to the Games continues.
Mark Burton, 50, who is chief executive and president of the company who are world leaders in armoured car manufacturing, said: “The UK is one of our two fastest growing markets, along with South Africa.
“There has been a huge increase in interest and I would say it is around 200 per cent in the last year-and-a-half.
“This is a trend that has been going on for a number of years here, probably since the bombings in 2005 occurred.”
Business in Britain is now booming with the eyes of the world on London ahead of the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee.
Mr Burton added: “Here in the UK, there is such an international feel and a lot of individuals who work here are accustomed to a certain level of security in their own country so when they come here, that is something that they want.
“In early 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics just after the September 11 attacks and we saw the same demands and requirements.
“Local security forces got involved and we are seeing similar interest here from forces who need added protection.
“They have recognised there is a threat and need to be discreet in what they offer.
“We do quite a few government agencies around the world, and a lot of corporations depending on there certain individuals are going and the type of concerns they face.”
The company also produces high-tech vehicles that come complete with James Bond-style grenade-launchers, tear gas and laser cannon.
The cars are created to withstand “almost anything you can bring to your shoulder” such as a rocket launcher, says Mr Burton.
The al-Qaeda attacks in New York in 2001 and London in 2005 have created a flourishing market in the both England and America.
He added: “Before 2000, there was a feeling – a lot like there was in the United States – that it would not happen here.
“But post 9/11, there has been more awareness and these fears have been brought home more.
“People used to find it secure and safe, but now we’re finding it a lot more that people are willing to pay additional amounts of money for peace of mind.
“I think that is because of an increased awareness that the situation out there is of concern.
“In the UK, a lot of it is perceived threat because of who the individual is – because they are wealthy or because of their political affiliation.”
The company are based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and have more than 300 employees worldwide.
Their UK operation is based in Ipswich, Suffolk, where they have 12 members of staff.
Since 1993, they have built and enhanced almost 8,000 vehicles for a variety of clients including more than 40 different heads of state and the Popemobile.
Although they cannot disclose details of customers, they include some of the wealthiest people in the world.
Mr Burton said: “In terms of highest demand, there is a lot of business in countries such as Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, the Phillipines and all over the Middle East too, such as Pakistan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
“These vehicles are not tanks, but the entire passenger compartment is protected.
“It is like you’re in a cocoon, but doesn’t look like it. If you went past one of our cars, you wouldn’t notice that it was armoured at all.”
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) are currently running a massive test of their preparation for the Olympics.
The operation – dubbed Exercise Olympic Guardian – has seen police, army, navy and RAF working together to test their ability to combat potential threats to the summer Games.
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said: “Whilst there is no specific threat to the Games, we have to be ready to assist in delivering a safe and secure Olympics for all to enjoy.”
It was also revealed that surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites in London during the Games.