Security bollard manufacturer Safetyflex Barriers has secured a lucrative million-dollar deal to take its crash-rated products across the Atlantic. The Coventry-based business has just landed an order which will now see its high security anti-terrorist bollards protecting multiple sites across the United States.
The deal follows Safetyflex landing its first US order from across the Atlantic in 2014 and on the back of the firm gaining a coveted patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Marcus Gerrard, director at Safetyflex Barriers (which is part of the GME Springs Group), said the company was delighted with the export growth achieved over the last 12 months.
“Our anti-terrorist barriers and bollards have massive export potential, which is being reflected in the strong level of interest and orders we’ve received all over the world,” he stated. “Since landing our first order in the US, we’ve entered into a partnership agreement with a US-based distributor which is supporting us to realise the full potential of our products across North America.”
Gerrard added: “This latest deal is among the biggest export orders we’ve fulfilled. Exporting is vital to the UK economy and we’re proud to be taking our innovative technology and products to new markets, flying the flag for Coventry, the West Midlands and the UK.”
Safetyflex Barriers was launched by the GME Springs Group in 2008 and uses innovative spring steel technology in its barriers, bollards and crash fences to stop vehicle-borne terrorist and criminal attacks against any key asset.
Gerrard told Risk UK: “The reputation of Safetyflex Barriers has grown enormously over the last few years and companies are now literally knocking down our door to work with us. Our crash-rated products are ideal for protecting banks and shop fronts from ram-raids or accidental damage. They’re also ideal when it comes to specifications for high security sites and companies operating in the utilities sector.”