A security products firm based in West Yorkshire has secured a £500,000 loan from Mercia Fund Managers to step up production of its range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers made from recycled rubber. Rosehill Security, which is based in Sowerby Bridge, has received the funding from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Mercia’s EV SME Loans Fund. Vehicle Security Barriers (VSBs) The barriers have been selected by security forces, event organisers and sports clubs across the globe The division of Rosehill Polymers has developed a range of innovative vehicle security barriers (VSBs) that can be rapidly deployed to protect people and buildings from vehicle as a weapon (VAW) attacks. The barriers have been selected by security forces, event organisers and sports clubs across the globe and have been used in locations ranging from the London Marathon to the Ministry of Finance in Paris. The investment will be used to scale up the manufacture of its current product portfolio to meet the growing demand for VSBs and to develop additional products. Rosehill Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) Rosehill Polymers Group was founded in 1988 and now employs 100 people across six operating divisions producing coatings, adhesives, railway crossings, coloured rubber granules for playgrounds and traffic calming products. Dr Alexander Celik, Group Managing Director of Rosehill Polymers Group, said: “The protection against VAW attacks has fast become a high priority across the world. As a result, we’re seeing growing demand for Rosehill Security’s range of HVM and perimeter security solutions products. This investment will allow us to move forward with our plans to increase production capacity, improve efficiency and continue to develop the product range.” Perimeter security solutions Rosehill Polymers Group’s bold approach has paid off, allowing the business to successfully diversify and develop new markets" Jonathan Craig, Investment Manager at Mercia, added: “Rosehill Polymers Group’s bold approach has paid off, allowing the business to successfully diversify and develop new markets. This funding will allow it to continue its expansion and step up production to meet growing worldwide demand.” Mark Wilcockson, Senior Manager at British Business Bank, said: “Since its launch in 2017, NPIF’s impact on businesses has been wide-ranging, providing funding to launch new products, employ new staff, enter new markets and acquire new facilities. We are pleased that NPIF is continuing to unlock the North’s growth potential by supporting small businesses with vital investment.” The NPIF project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.
Rosehill Security, a manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, announced a channel partner and distribution agreement for Australasia and Asia with Ezi Security Systems, for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) and perimeter security products. In response to the growing worldwide trend of hostile vehicle attacks, Ezi Security Systems’ customers across government and private industry are looking for solutions to protect crowded spaces and infrastructure. With its rigorous focus on meeting the security requirements of its customers, Ezi Security Systems has added Rosehill Security’s Impakt Defender vehicle security barrier (VSB) to its high-security product range. Vehicle-borne attack protection Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, the Impakt Defender has been specifically designed and developed to protect against vehicle borne attacks.One of the biggest challenges clients are facing is the risk posed by hostile vehicles Requiring no foundations, the IWA14 rated vehicle security barrier is quick and easy to install, yet provides excellent impact resistance and is capable of bringing to a stop a heavy vehicle travelling at 48km/hr. Its tough construction enables it to be installed almost anywhere, removed and used again and again. “Our clients entrust us to protect their most precious assets, their personnel and physical infrastructure. One of the biggest challenges they are facing is the risk posed by hostile vehicles. Ensuring we provide them with appropriate security solutions is of paramount importance to us." "Our partnership with Rosehill Security means we can provide our customers with a proven, quality solution for their security needs,” said Rod Acland, Business Development Manager at Ezi Security Systems. Public safety “The security of public spaces and keeping the public safe at events remains a high priority for security specialists across government and business. Since its launch last year the Impakt Defender has gone from strength to strength, being used at a range of events and prestigious locations in the UK to protect the public and physical infrastructure from vehicle borne attacks." "We are delighted to partner with Ezi Security Systems to give their customers across the Asia-Pacific region access to a proven and innovative hostile vehicle mitigation solution,” commented Alex Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Security.
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