Hostile vehicle mitigation specialise Heald, has seen its patent protected security bollard, the Matador, crowned the ‘Sold Nationwide’ winner at the fourth ‘Made in Hull’ Awards, which took place on the 4th June at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Up against two other strong finalists, Savantini and Kingston Engineering and picked from six hundred entries, Heald secured the overall win with the Matador, a product that has revolutionised the perimeter security industry. Heald’s Matador is the only surface mounted sliding bollard on the market providing protection from vehicle borne threats with its automatic, sliding bollard functionality that has been IWA-14 tested to halt a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 64 kph (40 mph).
The Matador was recognised following a number of installations both nationwide and internationally. Sites protected by the Matador include the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens and the securing of the perimeter at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Commenting on the award, Managing Director Debbie Heald added: “We are very proud to have won the ‘Sold Nationwide’ category and to have had our successes recognised in our local community amongst such a range of outstanding businesses. It was an excellent afternoon and we would like to congratulate all the other finalists and winners too.”