British perimeter security manufacturer Heald Ltd has announced it has established a German subsidiary.

The firm, located in Hornsea, East Yorkshire design and manufacture unique hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) solutions, including road blockers and bollards to protect pedestrians and high profile locations from the risk of vehicle attacks. Global installs include Avinor Airport, Norway, the World Trade Centre and UN building New York City and multiple other locations around the globe.

Having originally established a presence in Germany in 2021 which saw its Matador product, a patent-protected sliding bollard solution, securing Christmas Markets in the city of Mainz, Heald has made a strategic decision to establish a permanent presence in the region to better support the security requirements of the country and its new customers.

Experienced security industry professional, Michael Dahinten, has also been recruited to lead the sales of the German business as the Managing Director of Sales (Germany) for Heald GmbH.

Heald Ltd, Owner and Managing Director Debbie Heald MBE said: “With recent changes in global trade, establishing a presence in Germany enables us to be better positioned to serve the German market and enhance levels of customer service and satisfaction.

Having worked with Michael previously, he has a solid understanding of our industry including the very important topic of hostile vehicle mitigation, he is familiar with our products and the way we work, so is the perfect addition to our team. We look forward to continuing to expand our European presence as one of the global leader’s in high security perimeter security”.

Michael Dahinten added: “I am delighted to join the team at Heald and look forward to helping grow the German market, protecting sites with high quality unique products. Heald is known worldwide as one of the best in the industry, so it’s a very exciting time which I am really looking forward to”.

Export accounts for over 60% of Heald’s annual sales, and continues to grow year on year. The firm has also been recognised as a Department for International Trade “Export Champion”, and Managing Director, Debbie Heald was also awarded an MBE for services to export in 2017.

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