Heald, a world-class innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK, has announced a partnership with Sweden-based Intergate following a recent install of their Matador products in Stockholm.
Intergate is the leading distributor in Sweden for access control solutions. The firm, which celebrated its 25th-anniversary last year, is a subsidiary of Indutrade, that has a turnover of £1.6 billion and 7,000 employees.
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 in the suburb Skärholmen, but still allow access to delivery and emergency response vehicles. The challenge facing the installation was the need for an effective but accessible solution that addressed the need for an ultra shallow excavation due to a parking garage located underneath.
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 electromechanical sliding bollards and 26 fixed bollards. All of them shallow mounted.
The Matador is the world’s only sliding bollard which 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.
CEO of Intergate 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.
“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, 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 which 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.
“Intergate have 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 in that Heald has partnered with Germany-based truckBlok and Singapore-based ESCO Pte Ltd to bring Heald products to the major cities around the world.