Barrier1 Systems and Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) have signed a master licensing agreement that will enable the former to sell, distribute and manufacture PPG’s complete line of security barriers and products in North America.
According to the companies, these perimeter products are currently used to protect critical infrastructure, government buildings and military installations around the world.
PPG provides security to embassies, oil and gas facilities, sports arenas and hundreds of other projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Barrier1 now joins a worldwide team of companies in 25 countries who will bring these products to their individual markets as part of PPG’s network of resellers and distributors.
“The US and Canada have long been on our radar as the next areas for us to engage,” said Thorsten Grunwald, President of PPG. “We have looked at various plans and approaches and we decided to align with Barrier1 because their new ownership and capitalization provide the tools to take on the task and their professional team can be rapidly trained to sell, ship, install, maintain and soon manufacture our products in the US.”
“These best-in-class bollards, barriers, crash arms, gates, wedge barriers and road blockers have met and exceeded the highest crash testing standards in the US, UK and Europe,” said Mark Borto, President of Barrier1. “With this long-term exclusive relationship, we will be investing heavily across our company in order to bring these high security products to North America. This is a key element of our ongoing strategic growth and market leadership initiatives.”