Press release: A Coventry based world-leading manufacturer of anti-terrorism bollards has received a ‘landmark award’ for its latest innovative product

Safetyflex Barriers has received the ADS Security Innovation Award for the Springline 50, a new generation model of anti-terrorist crash fencing that stops an 18 tonne truck travelling at high speeds and requires only 400mm foundations to install.

Alan Pratt, Chief Security, Science and Innovation Officer for the Home Office, presented the award to Safetyflex Barriers at the Security and Policing 2019 trade show, held in Farnborough.

Safetyflex designed and produced the fence within six months of receiving a request to protect nuclear and high security sites where the foundations required for current products were too deep. 

It is now installed at all EDF Nuclear sites, with installation at other UK sites ongoing and new opportunities opening up in Europe and the US.

Marcus Gerrard, Director at Safetyflex Barriers said: “This is a landmark award for Safetyflex, our products and our staff.

“This award is the pinnacle within our industry and to be recognised by the Home Office is fantastic for us.

“We have used a combination of engineering pedigree with cutting-edge manufacturing technology to develop a product which is bringing safety and security to protecting people and buildings right across the world.

“The Springline 50 is one of the most innovative hostile vehicle products in the world, stopping vehicle attacks while protect key infrastructure and members of the public.

“That gives us huge pride but also fires us on to further develop and improve what we do.

“To achieve such positive recognition is a real honour for us.”

The Springline 50 was created in accordance with the PAS68 IWA14 Impact Test; ensuring it is easy to install and offers the highest level of protection possible.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “Innovation is at the core of the security sector as we seek to combat fast evolving threats.

“SafetyFlex Barriers has demonstrated agility and foresight in bringing to market an effective solution to the latest terrorist threats to UK citizens.

“The ADS Security Innovation awards celebrate the dedication, determination and hard work of UK companies across the security industry.

“Successful companies delivering high quality products and services make a vital contribution to our national prosperity and security.

“Congratulations to all the companies who have been recognised today and thank you to all those helping to make a difference.”

Picture caption: L/R Paul Everitt, CEO ADS Group Ltd, Alan Pratt, Home Office and Robert Gerrard, Safetyflex Barriers