A COVENTRY company which creates products to protect buildings and key sites across the globe has just completed a project in its home city.
Safetyflex Barriers helps secure potentially vulnerable areas such as shopping centres, sports stadiums, government buildings, military, utilities and key infrastructure centres.
Rob Gerrard, director of Safetyflex, said the contract was the most local the firm had won.
“We are a company which was born and bred in Coventry and which has used much of the city’s engineering expertise and heritage in its development so it is really rewarding to see us being able to bring improvements to our city.
“We work right across the globe and our products have helped secure numerous city and retail centres on three continents, so it is really rewarding to see them being used so close to home and at such an exciting time for the city.”
The firm has spent the last six months installing bollards in key locations as part of ongoing infrastructure improvements undertaken by Coventry City Council as part of UK City of Culture 2021.
Coun Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs and regeneration at Coventry City Council, said:
“Not only are Safetyflex’s products highly-regarded across the globe – they were designed and developed here in Coventry and the company is a great example of the engineering and manufacturing ingenuity we have in the area.
“Safety and security is a key component in everything we do in terms of infrastructure improvements and the work of Safetyflex will not only provide the highest level of protection, it will bring added piece of mind to everyone who visits or works in the city centre.”