UK manufacturer wins gold medal for games security

UK-based manufacturer, Harper Chalice Group has played a pivotal role this summer in creating a safe and secure environment for this year's largest sporting events
 Graham Harper (HCG, MD) & Roy Pulley (MAS)

Assisted by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Harper Chalice Group Limited was selected to supply its FenceSecure and PulseSecure electrified perimeter intrusion detection and deterrent products to the event’s venue in Stratford.

The systems are the first line of defence against potential security threats and break-ins, providing peace of mind for the 15,000 athletes and four million visitors that attended throughout July, August and September.

Almost 900 of the company’s innovative products were used to create detection zones throughout the construction phase, the entire duration of the two events and will now remain in place to secure the site during future use.

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Clearly happy with being chosen, Managing Director of the Harper Chalice Group, Graham Harper commented:

“This is a fantastic contract for us to be involved with and will provide a lasting legacy for our business that we will look to exploit going forward.

“We had to compete against domestic and international rivals to secure the orders, with both our FenceSecure and PulseSecure systems installed for independent trialling along with those from other major competitors.

“Needless to say, we came out with the best results for both systems and this translated into ‘no reported breaches’ during the construction and the actual event itself.”

Harper continued:

“The total value of these contracts was in excess of £2 million and has enabled us to increase our workforce by 50 percent. It has also given us a tremendous endorsement that is already starting to pay dividends with renewed interest from home and abroad.

“We wanted to fly the flag for manufacturing in the Midlands and this has brought many tangible benefits, including being able to respond quickly to changes in requirement and specification.”

The Manufacturing Advisory Service’s Roy Pulley added:

“We’ve seen firsthand how the Harper Chalice Group has evolved into a truly world leader and I’m delighted that Midlands engineering expertise and electronics knowledge has come to the fore to keep this summer’s biggest sporting event safe.

Pulley concluded:

“In addition, the firm’s perimeter fences have protected a host of other high profile venues, including military establishments, government assets, nuclear installations and even Royal Palaces.

“It is now seeing its work go overseas, with 45 credited dealers in place across the world from Scandinavia to the Middle East, from India to Hong Kong and the Far East.”

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