How this Coventry firm is keeping Oxford St shoppers safe from terrorist attacks

A Coventry company that specialises in anti-terrorism security bollards has completed a major project in the heart of London.
Safetyflex Barriers, based on the GME Industrial Estate, has installed its Truckstopper bollards to boost safety and security in the capital.
The bollards can stop vehicle attacks of up to 80mph in their tracks.
Launched in 2008, Safetyflex Barriers helps to secure potentially vulnerable areas such as shopping centres, sport stadiums, government buildings, military, utilities and key infrastructure centres across the UK, USA, Singapore and Australia.

The Truckstopper bollards in Oxford Street
Oxford Street is known as one of Europe’s busiest shopping streets, attracting an estimated 200 million visitors a year.
Marcus Gerrard, director at Safetyflex, said: “We are proud to have been able to assist in making London a safer place for the people and buildings that make it such a great place.
“It is vital in this day and age to have anti-terrorism measures in place and we have proven that our products are the best on the market.
World leader
“We have worked all over the world and are proud to be a leader in this crucial developing market.”
Safetyflex Barriers is rapidly becoming the world leader in anti-terrorist bollards thanks to its innovative and exclusive product range, which uses specialist steel to absorb high impact.
One of the company’s first major contracts saw the team work to protect 22 venues for the London 2012 Olympics.

This year’s Oxford Street Christmas lights (Image: Matt Crossick/PA Wire)
Other projects in London include Horse Guards Parade, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and the 2012 Olympic Park.
Marcus added: “We are seeing a lot of interest in our products from major cities across the world because of both their build quality and their aesthetic slim line appearance.
Big cities
“Most anti-terrorist bollards are very large and overbearing, but our products have been designed to be the most slim line bollards in the world.

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“They can be assembled quickly and have the power of larger bollards without the bulk thanks to the hard work that has gone into ensuring they are created to the highest specification possible.
“By always focusing on innovation and improvement, we are increasing security and safety in big cities quicker and in a more cost-effective way than ever before.”

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