A manufacturer of anti-terrorism bollards and barriers based in Coventry has had new patents granted in Australia and America.
Safetyflex Barriers has been awarded new patents for its surface-mounted crash planter, following on from the granting of a UK patent last February.
The surface-mounted barriers don’t need foundations or ground fixings so can provide instant protection on a permanent or temporary basis, and are supplied with a bespoke cladding that means they can also be used as functional street furniture and attractive planters.
They are crash-tested to industry standards BSI PAS68 and IWA14, and withstand impact at speeds of up to 50mph to stop vehicle threats in public places.
Marcus Gerrard, director at Safetyflex, said: “After a year in research and development, we are thrilled with the latest patents for our innovative surface-mounted crash planter.
“We truly believe this is real game changer because of the flexibility and functionality they offer as planters or seating benches, while still providing industry-leading security protection.
“The great advantage with these is that they can be permanent or temporary solutions as they take a matter of hours to install, meaning they can be easily relocated to suit changing needs.
“This is a great benefit for towns and city centres as we have seen during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing our customers with the ability to react quickly to changing threats or needs.
“This new surface-mounted anti-terrorist barrier is ideal for securing markets, public realm project and stadiums, where there is a requirement to protect the public from potential vehicle attacks.”
Safetyflex has developed a strong export book after striking deals in Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Australia in the last 12 months.
It is already a market leader in Australia with recent work including protection along the busy Surfers Paradise, while it continues to make great strides in America with its pioneering technology protecting sites such as the Augusta National Golf Course.
The firm, based in Foleshill, Coventry, now has 35 patents worldwide, bolstering its ability to serve as a world-leader in anti-terrorism bollards and barriers.