Heald, a globally renowned innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and the manufacturer of quality security equipment in the United Kingdom, has announced a partnership with Sweden-based access control solutions firm, Intergate, following a recent installation of their Matador products in Stockholm, Sweden. Intergate is the renowned distributor in Sweden for access control solutions. The firm, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, is a subsidiary of Indutrade, which has a turnover of £1.6 billion and strength of 7,000 employees. Heald – Intergate distributor agreement Following the distributor agreement, the City of Stockholm ordered a number of Heald products through the new distribution partnership with Intergate, including the Matador, the first installation project of Heald products in the city. The purpose of the installation was to stop unauthorised vehicles from accessing a shopping centre area The purpose of the installation was to stop unauthorised vehicles from accessing a shopping centre area, located in the suburb of Skärholmen in Stockholm, but still, allow access to delivery and emergency response vehicles. The challenge facing the installation was the need for an effective and accessible solution that addressed the need for an ultra-shallow excavation, due to a parking garage located underneath. Matador sliding bollard The Matador bollard was chosen due to its unique design and its ability to be installed on the surface or with very minimal excavation, therefore, not interfering with underground infrastructure. The project included the fitting of six electro-mechanical sliding bollards and 26 fixed bollards. All of them were shallow mounted. The Matador is the world’s only sliding bollard that was developed specifically to address issues around underground infrastructure, while still providing access for permitted vehicles. Available in a range of operations, the patent-protected product is available as both shallow mount and surface mount and can be used as either a permanent or temporary security solution. Patent-protected access control products Intergate’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fredrik Vedin said “The support from Heald has been outstanding through the whole installation process. Since this was our first time with this kind of product (sliding bollards), we needed extra attention and support from the technicians, sales support agents and engineers of Heald and we received everything we needed from them.” He adds, “We feel very confident with Heald as our supplier and we look forward to our next project together.” With innovation at the core of Heald, the company continues to offer unique, patent-protected products, including bollards and road blockers, to the market. Shallow or surface mount solutions Heald Ltd's bespoke designs are made to fit individual site requirements Heald Ltd's bespoke designs are made to fit individual site requirements and meet the increasingly demanding needs of organisations, which require high-security solutions against the threat of vehicular attacks, in particular locations that require shallow or surface mount solutions. Debbie Heald MBE, Managing Director at Heald Ltd, commented “We chose Intergate as our Swedish distribution partners, as they are leaders in their field with bollard installations, so the partnership seemed the perfect fit for our unique products.” High-security products and services Debbie adds, “Intergate has the same attention to detail, care for the customer and share the same values regarding providing and installing only the best in high-security products and services. There simply was no other choice for Heald in this region.” The partnership with Intergate follows on from recent announcements that Heald has partnered with Germany-based security firm, truckBlok and Singapore-based company, ESCO Pte Ltd to bring Heald products to the major cities around the world.
Heald Ltd, the UK’s designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products, has developed an Expansion Joint Unit to enhance its award-winning Bridge Bollard System, which protects bridges and other locations which require an ultra-shallow mount from the threat of vehicle attacks. Following the Bridge Bollard System’s launch in February 2020, the Expansion Joint consists of a 5400mm barrier that allows for installation over ground level fittings such as manhole covers that sit between the Bridge Bollard Systems nine interconnected bollards. Bridge Bollard System A game-changer for both UK and international security, Heald’s Bridge Bollard System and Expansion Joint Unit has been crash-tested to stringent IWA-14 standards. The crash-test saw an 18 tonner N3C Vehicle travelling at 30mph collide with the product at a 30-degree impact angle to simulate a real-life crash situation. During the crash test, the vehicle was deflected off the Expansion Joint and back into the road, also making it ideal for protecting from vehicles that may accidentally mount pavements, such as when in a collision. Positioned between unique interlocking bollards, the design provides shared distribution of the load, while patent applied technology offers additional protection by anchoring the bollards into the ground upon impact, preventing the vehicle from penetrating the area the bollards are protecting. Expansion Joint We are positive the addition of the Expansion Joint will make a considerable difference when it comes to hostile vehicle mitigation" While the product has been launched to address the challenges faced explicitly in protecting bridges, it is also ideal for any locations such as inner cities and footways where excavation or even bolting to the ground is impossible. Instead, the product is laid flush with the ground before paving stones or tarmac cover over the base plates. It requires no excavation and can be installed in just 45 minutes, excluding civil works. Managing Director Debbie Heald MBE said, “We pride ourselves in bringing to market products which address the challenge of retrospectively fitting security products in the built environment. We are positive the addition of the Expansion Joint will make a considerable difference when it comes to hostile vehicle mitigation and accident prevention”.
Heald Ltd., a global innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and one of the major manufacturers of quality security equipment in the United Kingdom, has announced a new partnership agreement with university technical college, Ron Dearing UTC. Since being founded over 30 years ago, the Hornsea-based manufacturer has worked closely with various educational institutions including Hornsea School and Language College, Humberside Engineering Training Association, Beverley College, Hull Training and the University of Hull by providing career insight talks, work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and ongoing learning for their existing employees. Heald - Ron Dearing UTC partnership This new partnership with Hull-based Ron Dearing UTC will provide new opportunities for students to undertake internships and work experience placements with Heald with the potential for longer-term employment opportunities. With many different engineering disciplines within the company, Heald hopes to help guide learning at Ron Dearing UTC to include their specific engineering requirements, which will enable new employees to progress much quicker into full-time employment from apprenticeships or trainee levels, there by benefitting both the individual’s career progression and the business offering. Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal for Employer Engagement and Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC said “It’s a great credit to Heald that, during such difficult times, they continue to see the importance of investing in their future employees.” Bridging skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors Having this new partnership helps us to continue to bridge skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors" Glenn adds, “It’s invaluable for us to have realistic client briefs when working on projects linked to industry and these play a key role in expanding our students’ skill sets. Having this new partnership helps us to continue to bridge skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors.” Managing Director of Heald Ltd., Debbie Heald MBE said, “I only recently became aware of Ron Dearing UTC, but after discovering more about what they do and their approach to learning, it seemed a natural fit.” Facilitating students engagement with employers Debbie adds, “With education settings and student’s learning facing significant disruption in recent months, engaging with local schools, colleges and universities is vital to ensure students are able to access meaningful engagement with employers.” She further stated, “In turn, this not only helps them to decide on what they wish to do post-education but it also helps them to transition into their chosen career path, and as a result, can be an excellent recruitment pipeline for those businesses who do engage. We’re very excited about our new partnership with Ron Dearing UTC and we’re looking forward to working with local individuals who are passionate about engineering in every field.”
Heald, an innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK, has announced a partnership with Singapore-based ESCO Pte Ltd as it continues its international growth. The partnership will strengthen its position as a foremost supplier of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions across Asia following installations including the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore. The distributor agreement will grant exclusive authority to ESCO to market and sell the Heald Matador and Viper within Singapore and South East Asia countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia, enabling Heald to strengthen its customer support and product offering in the region. High-security solution Heald's modified designs fit individual site requirements and meet the demanding needs of organisations With innovation at the core of Heald, they continue to bring to market unique, patent-protected products from bollards to road blockers. Heald's bespoke designs are made to fit individual site requirements and meet the increasingly demanding needs of organisations that require high-security solutions against the threat of vehicular attack, in particular locations that require shallow or surface mount installs. The director of ESCO Pte Ltd, Sanjeev Bhat, has played a pivotal role in Singapore’s adoption of British security standards and measures having more than ten years of experience in the industry. Singapore has led the way in its commitment to hostile vehicle mitigation with other Asian countries following suit, making it one of the most active security markets in the world. Authority comments Debbie Heald MBE, managing director at Heald Ltd, commented, “We have been supplying to the SEA region for 10 years, however, this collaboration will see the partnership with ESCO offer greater in-country support to our existing customers and also the promotion of our current range and new innovative hostile vehicle mitigation systems to these Countries. These are growing regions with exciting opportunities and we are thrilled to be working with ESCO and our long-term experienced partner Sanjeev Bhat.” Sanjeev Bhat, Director, Hostile Mitigation from ESCO Pte Ltd, commented, “ESCO is a solution-driven business where multiple products are combined to design a one-stop solution to the end-user. Having Heald’s innovative and patented products under our offerings not only widens our product range, but also the range of applications. Our regional presence will facilitate Heald’s presence and position in the region. We are excited at the opportunity to bring Heald’s innovative product solutions to customers within Asia with enhanced technical and after-sales support.”
Heald Ltd, the UK’s renowned designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products, has announced a partnership with German security firm truckBloc GmbH. The partnership will see truckBloc hold exclusivity in Germany to supply a range of Heald’s patent-protected security bollards including shallow and surface mount bollard solution, the Matador and the recently launched ultra shallow mount Bridge Bollard. The first shipment of fixed Matador’s arrived in Germany early December, with further projects due to commence in 2021, which will see Heald’s fixed and sliding Matador’s and Bridge Bollard products installed at several high profile locations across the country. Perimeter protection products For temporary applications, both units can be connected together to create an accessible mobile defence line Based in Fürth, truckBloc, which also sells products of the same name, specialises primarily in the perimeter security of events, especially in inner-city areas, with their mobile surface mount perimeter protection products which are crash tested to IWA-14 and PAS 68 standards. By joining forces, Heald and truckBloc will be able to provide a one-stop solution for hostile vehicle mitigation solutions for both permanent and temporary requirements across the country, which has witnessed several vehicle attacks during 2020. Even with the current pandemic, Germany has seen terrorist-related attacks at the Volkmarsen Carnival which injured 60 and on a Berlin highway which injured six. Seamless security solution More recently five people lost their lives, and fifteen were wounded following an incident in a pedestrian area in the south-west city of Trier. Together products from both firms can provide effective perimeter protection while allowing access to permitted vehicles such as emergency service and delivery vehicles with the install of the Matador sliding bollard. For temporary applications, both units can be connected together to create an accessible mobile defence line. Whereas for areas which do not require access, both Heald’s fixed Matadors, the truckBloc and other Heald products can be integrated to provide a seamless security solution. Integrity of the company We look forward to an exciting partnership with truckBloc and seeing our products installed across the country" Commenting on the partnership, Michael Dahinten, Head of Business Development at truckBloc GmbH, said “The partnership between Heald and truckBloc is the coming together of two outstanding companies innovating in the field of perimeter protection. With shared values and a passion for helping to make the world a better place partnering with Heald felt like the natural fit, and we look forward to a positive outcome for all.” Heald owner and Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE added, “Having visited Germany earlier this year and witnessed the quality of the truckBloc product and integrity of the company we knew that by combining our expertise we could provide an unrivalled perimeter security offering to Germany. We look forward to an exciting partnership with truckBloc and seeing our products installed across the country.” The announcement comes following the ongoing international expansion of Heald, which sees up to 80% of their products exported overseas to countries including USA, Singapore, Australia, Norway and other locations.
Heald Ltd, the UK’s renowned designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products has announced the launch of a Bridge Bollard System in response to recent vehicle attacks on several iconic bridges. A vital transport route, bridges are notoriously difficult to secure from the evolving threat of vehicle attacks via existing security products due to the need to either be installed by digging into foundations or by bolting to the ground which can affect the structural integrity of the bridge. Addressing the installation challenges faced on bridges, in particular, Heald set out to develop a product which took into account the level of security required while ensuring the structural integrity of the location to be secured. Unique interlocking design A game-changer for both UK and international security, Heald’s Bridge Bollard System is the only product of its type to be crash tested to IWA-14 standards against an 18 tonner N3C Vehicle travelling at 30mph at a 30-degree impact angle. Its unique interlocking design provides shared distribution of the load, while patent applied technology offers additional protection by anchoring the bollards into the ground upon impact, preventing the vehicle from penetrating the area the bollards are protecting. The potential for this product is huge for a wide range of uses and we look forward to further developments" The product was crash tested with an array of nine interconnected bollards, with the design allowing for additional bollards to be added to expand the area being protected. While the product has been launched to address the challenges specifically faced in protecting bridges, it is also ideal for any locations where excavation or even bolting to the ground is not possible. Surface mounted non-fixed solution Instead, the product is laid flush with the ground before paving stones or tarmac cover over the base plates. It requires no excavation and can be installed in just 45 minutes, excluding civil works. Commenting on the launch, Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved this rating for a completely surface mounted non-fixed solution. The potential for this product is huge for a wide range of uses and we look forward to further developments. Heald is again proud to be innovating to help protect our world”. The firm, which invests significantly in research and development, has brought to market several innovative, patent-protected security products including the Matador, the world’s only sliding bollard system which can be found protecting sites such as; Beale Street, Memphis, the French Quarter, New Orleans, Oslo Airport, Norway and many government buildings throughout the UK and Australia.
Hostile vehicle mitigation specialist, Heald has been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural Counter Terror Business Awards. The Hornsea-based company has secured nominations in two categories- ‘Outstanding Contribution to Counter Terrorism’ and ‘Perimeter Protection Award’. Heald chosen to secure New Orleans’ historic French Quarter Heald’s inclusion on the shortlist for these awards comes after they were recently appointed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security to secure the historic French Quarter of the city and protect the popular pedestrianized zone from potential attacks by hostile vehicles. The Counter Terror Business Awards are being held to recognise the efforts of both public and private sector organisations who have made significant contributions to counter terror strategy in the UK and overseas. On their shortlisting for the prestigious awards, Managing Director of Heald, Debbie Heald stated, “We’re delighted to have been recognised by the Counter Terror Business Awards as one of the leading organisations in the fight against hostile vehicle crime and terrorism. We are very much looking forward to the event and wish the best of luck to all of the other shortlisted companies and individuals.” Awards to be presented at SCTX Expo 2018 The awards will be presented during the Security & Counter Terror Expo, which takes place at the Olympia exhibition center in London, from March 6th to 7th, 2018. The awards will be presented by former Defence Secretary, Retired Honorable Sir Michael Fallon, and other attendees include Julian King, European Commissioner, Security, and Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service, and National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing.
East Yorkshire firm Heald Ltd recently proudly announces the launch of its innovative new HT1-Evolution high security rising bollard. The unique design of the Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) bollard means it can be installed at a depth only slightly greater than the height of the actual bollard itself with no loss of protection. The one metre rising bollard requires an excavation depth of just 1.1 metres but is strong enough to stop a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 64 kph (40 mph) That was what the HT1-Evolution achieved in the stringent new IWA crash test and it was fully operational afterwards. Unusually there is no central cylinder inside the rising bollard, contributing to its strength and durability. It is raised and lowered by incredibly strong belts, powered by an electro-mechanical motor or by hand-wind or battery drill. The HT1-Evolution is available with stylish stainless steel covers, in a range of colours, to blend in with any environment, making it an ideal choice for locations where high security is needed but a low profile solution preferred. The sleek design features no trip or trap hazards, making it extremely safe for members of the public. Available with variety of access control options Easily operated in a variety of methods - manually/battery drill/electro mechanically operated/hydraulically operated. All of these options are available with the new Heald Crash Tested Evolution Bollard Where automatic operation is required the Evolution bollard is available with a variety of access control options, it can also be operated with in an EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) where required. The bollard is also available with a range of sleek covers and can also be supplied with granite or stone inset in the base plate to enable integration with any surroundings. Company Director Debbie Heald commented: “This is another great day for Heald. We have been looking to design a suitable EM bollard for a while now and have come up with a fantastic product for not only Inner City sites but also sites which have limited or no power, the bollard can be operated by a standard battery drill! It is another great innovation from Heald providing a much needed solution for our customers.”
HT1 Raptor combines the high security of a roadblocker with the flexibility of a shallow mounted bollard East Yorkshire firm Heald Ltd has been awarded the UK, European and US patents for its HT1-Raptor anti-terrorist security barrier. The innovative system combines the high security of a roadblocker with the flexibility of a shallow mounted bollard. Installation at high-security sites Crash tests for Hornsea-based Heald Ltd’s range of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) security barriers are so spectacular that videos go viral on YouTube. Tested to both PAS68 and ASTM standards, the HT1-Raptor not only halted a 7.5 tonne truck travelling at 80 kph (50mph) but continued to function afterwards. It is the best performing bollard in the world for halting a vehicle quickly with minimal downforce, protecting underground services and structures. The Raptor can operate as a standalone unit or in a group to secure an opening of virtually any size. It requires an excavation depth of only 500 mm, making for an extremely fast and easy installation. Integrating well with modern architecture while maintaining an imposing presence, it is ideal for sites where high security is essential but where contemporary style and design are also important. Company director Debbie Heald commented: “It's been five years of hard work in securing the patent for this innovative product, the brainchild of our award winning designer Rod Heald, however we've managed it! “It's a very proud and exciting day for the company. We have recently been awarded three new high profile oversees contracts for the Raptor, this patent will help future-proof our efforts in securing projects in new and exciting markets.”