Rosehill Security Enters U.S. Market with ARX Perimeters Agreement
Rosehill Security, a leading global manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, has announced a distribution agreement with ARX Perimeters (ARX) that will make its innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products available in the U.S. market for the first time.
Specialising in the provision of layered perimeter protection for events and critical infrastructure, Illinois-based ARX will expand its range of mobile perimeter solutions to include Rosehill Security’s Impakt Defender and Rapid Defender vehicle security barriers (VSB), Ballistic Blocks and Anti-Trespass Panels. Under the terms of the agreement, ARX will have exclusive rights within both the direct sales and hire markets.
“We’re excited to get started and grow the profile of Rosehill Security in the U.S. together. Everyone at ARX is passionate about offering the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs, so Rosehill Security’s perimeter security products are an excellent addition to our current product range. Above all else, if it means that we can protect more people from vehicle as a weapon attacks on a larger scale across America, then this agreement will prove invaluable,” said Ben Shipper, President at ARX.
Manufactured from 100% recycled rubber, bonded with polyurethane for strength, Rosehill Security’s surface mounted Rapid and Impakt Defenders can be installed almost anywhere, from cambered road surfaces surrounding stadiums to uneven festival sites. Their unique modular design enables them to be integrated with other mobile perimeter and high-security fence systems, creating additional layers of protection that can be vital in today’s ever-changing security climate.
Additionally, both VSBs can be deployed with Rosehill Security’s pedestrian and vehicle portals to create single or multiple access points without compromising the perimeter’s integrity. These portable modular portals are designed with speed of installation in mind, making them ideal for short-term deployment at temporary events.
“While vehicle borne attacks continue to pose a significant threat across the world, it’s more important than ever to consider HVM measures within physical security planning, particularly at events that attract large fluid crowds. The speed and ease with which our products can be deployed makes them an ideal addition to ARX’s existing product range. We’re delighted to be partnering with a dynamic company like ARX as we look to establish Rosehill Security and its products across the Atlantic,” said Dalton Marshall, Sales Manager at Rosehill Security.
£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.
Rosehill Rail expands sales team to meet growing demand
This newly created role is part of Rosehill Rail’s growth strategy which has already seen a substantial investment in sales and marketing, new product development and an additional production line. In this role, Daniel will focus on driving new business opportunities, promoting the versatility of Rosehill Rail’s crossing systems to contractors, consultants and specifiers and continuing to raise the profile of the Rosehill Rail brand.Daniel has over five years’ sales and account management experience and joins Rosehill Rail from Servest Security where he was sales manager responsible for new business development, account management and taking new solutions and products to market. He will report to Wayne Hutton, Rosehill Rail’s UK Sales Manager.
“Across the global rail industry, networks are under increasing pressure to minimise disruption and reduce costs. Our innovative crossings deliver strongly on both these objectives, so there’s significant scope to capture more of the market, creating a massive opportunity for future growth,” said Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail. “As the strength of the Rosehill Rail brand continues to grow, it is important that we continue to build our team to position ourselves for further success. We are confident that Daniel will make a major contribution to our sales effort as we look to accelerate our growth.”
Commenting on his new role, Daniel said: “Rosehill Rail is a dynamic business with a growing global reputation for high-quality innovative products. With the investment in the sales team and the strength of our product development pipeline, this is an exciting time to be joining Rosehill Rail. I’m really looking forward to the challenges it will bring and being part of its continued success.”
Innovative polymer technology company sets sights abroad with £0.5 million capital expenditure funding
A polymer technology company based in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, is gearing up to increase business nationally and internationally after receiving funding supplied by the Enterprise Ventures SME Loans Fund.
Rosehill Polymers Group supplies polymeric systems to a range of high-growth sectors, such as oil & gas, transport, and leisure. The company has achieved strong growth, increasing turnover from £16m to a projected £33m over the past five years. It has also completed several key projects, including expanding its head office , and the installation of an additional production line to further increase capacity for its global rail business.
Originally founded in 1988 as a bulk producer of polymers such as urethanes, Rosehill has worked tirelessly to diversify its product offering. In addition to the core urethanes business it now has five operating divisions within the Group: Highways, Offshore, Mouldings, Sports & Play, and Rail, which is currently the only manufacturer of rubber level crossing systems in the UK.
The loan, which totals £500,000, was invested via the Enterprise Ventures SME Loans Fund. The fund was launched in June 2015 and provides loan capital to established and growing SMEs nationally, but with a particular focus on the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside. At launch, the fund received £40m of investment from Great Manchester Pension Fund and Santander UK plc.
Dr Alexander Celik, Group Managing Director of Rosehill Polymers Group, said: “This loan, alongside other loans we have received, has provided us with the oxygen of capital to expand our business. The business has nearly quadrupled in size since 2006, focusing primarily on high-value, high margin markets, whilst facing extremely challenging market conditions.”
Jonathan Craig, Investment Manager at Enterprise Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercia Technologies PLC, said: “We have known the team at Rosehill Polymers for four years, and during this time it has exhibited market-leading growth across multiple sectors. They have a track record of tactically astute investments in capital, premises and markets, and this has been further demonstrated with the recent diversification of their services, which is now paying off in terms of new markets and increased profitability.”
Rosehill Ladies and Kids get colourful for Overgate Hospice
On Saturday 9th July the Rosehill Ladies and Kids team joined over 1,200 other fundraisers in Saville Park, Halifax to take part in the Overgate Hospice Colour Run to raise money for the Elland based charity.
The team of ten adults and six children all took part in the 5k run whilst being blasted with powdered paint at the various colour stations along the course. The team exceeded its target and so far has raised a whopping £1,420 for the charity which provides specialist palliative care for adults suffering from progressive, life-limiting illnesses.
Joanna Clark, Purchasing Administrator at Rosehill Polymers, said: “This was a brilliant way to raise money for a great local charity while having fun with colleagues and their kids. Many of us have had family and friends that have needed Overgate Hospice’s care over the years, so we’re really pleased to support them. We’d like to thank everyone that donated and are delighted to have exceeded our target.”
The Rosehill Polymers’ team included Joanna Clark, Cath Emmett, Hilary Long, Rebecca Kilburn, Stacey Peirson and her children Lucas and Cole, Kerrie Sampson, Rachael Baldwin, Amanda Noble and her children Ella and Grace, Joanne Monks and Clare Cooper and her children Madison and Billie.
To donate, you can visit the team’s JustGiving page here.
Rosehill Rail appoints export manager to drive international growth
Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of modular rubber railway crossing systems, has appointed a new export manager, Andrew Knight, to further develop the company’s export business and raise its brand profile internationally.
With the company experiencing sustained international growth, Knight will spearhead Rosehill Rail’s export business, including the continued development of its existing distributors, as well as seeking out new partners in new territories. He brings almost 30 years’ international experience to the business.
Over the last 16 years, Rosehill Rail has seen its innovative engineered rubber rail crossings adopted by rail networks across the globe. During this time the company has established an extensive global customer base with distributors in over 21 countries, and is now looking to grow its reach even further.
The speed at which its systems can be installed and removed for maintenance, combined with the cost savings that can be achieved compared to traditional concrete, or other modular systems, have been major factors in its ongoing success.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Alexander Celik, Managing Director of Rosehill Rail, who Knight will report to, said: “This is an exciting time for Rosehill Rail. Growth in the UK and overseas has been strong and although we already have an extensive distribution network, we are constantly looking to expand our export activities and raise brand awareness. With Andrew’s solid experience in this field we are certain he can work well with our existing distributors, as well as establishing new partnerships to open up new markets. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Andrew Knight, Rosehill Rail’s Export Manager said: “Rosehill Rail is very well respected in the industry and has been tremendously successful at bringing innovative new products to market. It has built strong positions in many markets across the globe and I am looking forward to building on this, bringing their crossing systems to more markets around the world.”
Rosehill Sports & Play and Flexidal Rubber combine for state of the art installation
Rosehill Sports & Play and Flexidal Rubber joined forces recently to bring to life TUOHREM, a unique artwork by award-winning Belgian contemporary artist Nick Ervinck. The project, at a new retirement home in Meerhout, Belgium, has created a place for residents to enjoy and relax in, as if they are within an enormous painting.
As the artwork needed to create a feeling of flowing, organic colours, reminiscent of the ripples created by a pebble dropped in water, Rosehill TPV was the ideal solution for the courtyard installation. With 24 standard colours, and its soft, tactile qualities, Rosehill TPV rubber granules not only met the installation’s artistic requirements, but also its functional ones, as Rosehill TPV is specially formulated to deliver an extremely durable and hardwearing finish.
Jan Franco, Managing Director of Flexidal Rubber, said: “What Nick has achieved with this immersive piece of art is amazing, allowing the residents to continuously rediscover the courtyard over and over again. We’ve been using Rosehill TPV granules for many years and knew instantly that they would be perfect for the installation. With the shapes, bright colours and its soft, tactile finish this work of art is ideal for residents of the retirement home, who are delighted with it.”
Commenting on the installation, Mandii Rayner-Hey, EMEA Business Manager for Rosehill Sports & Play said: “It’s great to see Rosehill TPV granules being used in such a positive, innovative project. As an interactive piece of art TUOHREM highlights the flexibility of Rosehill TPV rubber granules across a wide range of surfaces. In spite of the adverse weather conditions they faced, Jan Franco and the team at Flexidal Rubber have again delivered and excellent installation and helped to bring Nick’s vision to life.”
To see more of Nick Ervinck’s inspirational work, click here.