Heald Ltd, a manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems, which protect some of the worlds high profile locations including embassies, airports and shopping areas from vehicle attacks spanning terrorism and organised crime have announced a record order book for the year ahead.
Based in Hornsea, Heald experienced 25 per cent turnover growth in 2017 with 2018 set to smash growth records as its export success continues, specifically in the USA, where Heald installed its shallow mount road-blocker, the Raptor outside the UN Building in New York.
The firm, who recently exhibited at the UK Security Expo in London launched a range of electro-mechanical and manual products which spans across the Matador range, which is the world’s first IWA 14-1 crash tested surface mount bollard system which can halt a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 40 mph.
Heald, which manufactures all its products in the UK, says the growth will also support the firm’s plans to recruit for a range of roles including apprenticeships throughout the course of 2018.
MD Debbie Heald said “It has been a tremendous year for Heald and we are proud that our products have been chosen to secure both buildings and people from the heightened risk of vehicle attacks.
“With this comes the opportunity for us to offer even more real career prospects for people in the local area in particular apprenticeships which we have delivered successfully for a number of years.”