Deal strengthens security manufacturer’s Asia presence

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Heald, a specialist in perimeter security technology, has struck a distribution deal with Singapore-based ESCO Pte Ltd as it continues its international growth.

It will strengthen the East Yorkshire-based firm’s position as a supplier of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions across Asia, following installations including the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore.

Its latest distributor agreement will grant exclusive authority to ESCO to market and sell the Heald Matador and Viper products within Singapore and South East Asia countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia.

Heald makes and supplies patent-protected products from bollards to road blockers.

Its designs aim to meet the increasingly demanding needs of organisations that require high-security solutions against the threat of vehicular attack.

Heald notes that Singapore has led the way in its commitment to hostile vehicle mitigation, with other Asian countries following suit, making it one of the most active security markets in the world.

Debbie Heald, managing director at Heald Ltd, said: “We have been supplying to the SEA region for 10 years.

“However, this collaboration will see the partnership with ESCO offer greater in-country support to our existing customers and also promote our current range and new innovative hostile vehicle mitigation systems to these countries.”

Sanjeev Bhat, director, hostile mitigation from ESCO Pte Ltd, added: “Having Heald’s innovative and patented products under our offerings not only widens our product range, but also the range of applications.

“Our regional presence will facilitate Heald’s presence and position in the region.

“We are excited at the opportunity to bring Heald’s innovative product solutions to customers within Asia with enhanced technical and after-sales support.”

The deal with ESCO follows on from an announcement in December that Heald hasdpartnered with Germany- based, truckBlok to introduce Heald products to the country.