A COVENTRY-based designer and manufacturer has become the biggest supplier of anti-terrorism bollards in Australia.
Sydney is the latest city in the country to be further secured against hostile vehicle attacks – with hundreds of bespoke bronze bollards designed by Safetyflex Barriers installed at key locations, including the famous Sydney Harbour and Opera House area.
Marcus Gerrard, director at Safetyflex Barriers, said: “This latest contract in Sydney was a highly-prestigious project and we were competing against many different companies to win the installation.
“We are really pleased to have worked alongside EZI Security, who were specially commissioned to design this beautiful bronze bollard shroud.
“We designed a bespoke bollard with a bronze effect which reflects the beauty of the area and we are delighted with the finish.
“With the installation of hundreds of these bollards, it makes Safetyflex Barriers the biggest supplier of anti-terrorism bollards in Australia, which has been at the forefront of our export drive in recent years.
“Since teaming up with EZI Security Systems, the leading anti-terrorist solution provider in Australia, in 2018, thousands of our bollards have been chosen by major cities to help protect the public and key locations from the threat of hostile vehicle attacks.”
The world-leading manufacturer of anti-terrorism bollards and barriers has also protected high-profile locations in Brisbane and Melbourne from the threat of deadly vehicle-ramming attacks.
Thousands of its award-winning Truckstopper bollard, designed to stop large vehicles travelling at high speeds, are in place throughout the cities, including at 80 locations in Melbourne alone.
Melbourne Park, home to the Australian Open, and Melbourne East Police Station are among sites in the city to have been secured.
Other places include tourist hotspots in Brisbane, the ‘Brisbane G20’ sign and the Wheel of Brisbane, and Redfern Station, one of the busiest railway stations in Sydney.
Safetyflex Barriers won the Product of the Year award at the Australian Security Industry Awards in 2019 and 2018 for its 9-40 Truckstopper Bollard – the first time any company has won the accolade two years in succession.
UK projects include more than 100 anti-terrorism bollards at Broadway Market in Hackney. The company has also won a contract to protect key infrastructure in Norway from vehicle attacks.
The product invented by Safetyflex can stop an 18 tonne vehicle travelling at 50mph. It is easy to assemble and in a super-shallow foundation size of only 200mm which means it can be set up without the need to re-divert utilities, making it cost effective.