£500k loan boosts security barrier production
Rosehill Security has secured a £500,000 loan from Mercia Fund Managers to step up production of its range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers made from recycled rubber. The is funding from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Mercia’s EV SME Loans Fund.
The business, which is a division of Rosehill Polymers Group, has developed a range of innovative vehicle security barriers (VSBs) that can be rapidly deployed to protect people and buildings from vehicle as a weapon (VAW) attacks.
The barriers have been selected by security forces, event organisers and sports clubs across the globe and have been used in locations ranging from the London Marathon to the Ministry of Finance in Paris.
The investment will be used to scale up the manufacture of its current product portfolio to meet the growing demand for VSBs and to develop additional products.
Rosehill Polymers Group was founded in 1988 and now employs 100 people across six operating divisions producing coatings, adhesives, railway crossings, coloured rubber granules for playgrounds and traffic calming products.
Dr Alexander Celik, Group Managing Director of Rosehill Polymers Group, said: “The protection against VAW attacks has fast become a high priority across the world. As a result, we’re seeing growing demand for Rosehill Security’s range of HVM and perimeter security solutions products. This investment will allow us to move forward with our plans to increase production capacity, improve efficiency and continue to develop the product range.”
Jonathan Craig, Investment Manager at Mercia, added: “Rosehill Polymers Group’s bold approach has paid off, allowing the business to successfully diversify and develop new markets. This funding will allow it to continue its expansion and step up production to meet growing worldwide demand.”
Mark Wilcockson, Senior Manager at British Business Bank, said: “Since its launch in 2017, NPIF’s impact on businesses has been wide-ranging, providing funding to launch new products, employ new staff, enter new markets and acquire new facilities. We are pleased that NPIF is continuing to unlock the North’s growth potential by supporting small businesses with vital investment.”
The NPIF project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.
Perimeter Protection Specialist Rosehill Security Confirms Partnership with Damasec for Denmark and Sweden
Rosehill Security today announced a product distribution agreement for Denmark and Sweden with Damasec Global Group for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products.
To address the growing need to protect crowded spaces and perimeters in light of recent vehicle borne attacks worldwide, Denmark-based Damasec has added Rosehill Security’s range of perimeter security solutions to its product portfolio. Damasec’s exclusive distribution rights will allow the company to distribute Rosehill Security’s products to clients with a wide range of HVM and perimeter security requirements throughout Denmark and Sweden.
“While our company’s core purpose is to ensure the safety and protection of people and infrastructure, it is also our aim to become the most trusted supplier of specialist security products and services worldwide. We are pleased to partner with Rosehill Security as an advocate and exclusive distributor of their products, as it will allow us to provide our clients with effective and inventive HVM and perimeter security systems while supplementing our existing product range,” said Henrik Færch, CEO at Damasec Global Group.
The agreement extends to Rosehill Security’s full product range, which includes the Impakt Defender and Rapid Defender vehicle security barriers (VSB) and Ballistic Blocks.
Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, Rosehill Security’s robust Rapid and Impakt Defenders require no foundations and can be installed almost anywhere, removed and reused as required.
Made up of units weighing 49kg each, the Rapid Defender temporary VSB has been specifically designed to be manually installed in minutes to protect people at events from vehicle as a weapon attacks. Requiring no special tools or lifting equipment, a four man team can manually install a 15m barrier in under five minutes.
The much larger, IWA 14-rated Impakt Defender has been designed for temporary, semi-permanent and permanent applications, providing the flexibility to protect both entrance areas and site perimeters against hostile vehicle attack. Each 430kg solid rubber unit is connected by steel securing cables or rods to create a barrier capable of stopping heavy vehicles travelling at 48kph.
Engineered using the same manufacturing process, Rosehill Security’s interlocking, T-shape Ballistic Blocks are used to construct temporary or permanent sangars and customised, heavy-duty perimeter structures, providing ballistic protection to BS EN 1522/23. These structures can be combined with the Rapid and Impakt Defenders to create a holistic solution as part of a wider HVM strategy.
“Since Rosehill Security’s launch, the company has worked tirelessly to design and manufacture an innovative and effective range of HVM and perimeter security solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients worldwide. Proactivity in providing protection against vehicle as a weapon attacks continues to be a high priority, so we are delighted to announce Damasec as our partner, ensuring access to a proven range of products for their clients. As specialists in the security industry, Damasec are equally passionate about Rosehill Security’s products and services, so this partnership is an exciting opportunity for both parties,” said Dalton Marshall, Sales Manager at Rosehill Security.