The specialist Perimeter Protection division of Hormann UK has recently completed an all-encompassing project at a new food processing plant in Warrington. Lincolnshire based FBS Hörmann have provided a complete turn-key solution for the client, incorporating gates, barriers, access control systems and fencing, with the project being completed over a four-week installation period.
The new 167,000sqft state-of-the-art facility which has been built for a major seafood wholesaler will house processing, cold storage, and distribution, alongside serving as their new head office. The plant has been developed and built to meet their own custom needs and high-quality specifications. Initially unsure as to how they wanted to secure their perimeter, the team at FBS Hörmann worked closely with the client to establish their particular needs and provide an overall solution which would operate in an efficient and reliable manner, together with providing a high level of security.
The FBS Hörmann team worked in close collaboration with the client and their onsite contractors to deliver the perimeter protection solution in line with their scheduled deadlines. The project consisted of the installation of a large bi-folding security gate at the main entrance to the site. Spanning a width of 10 meters, the FBS Hörmann team recommended the use of a bifold over a more conventional gate to accommodate the slightly restricted access onto the site. With the leaves of the gate retracting completely behind the gateposts, the bi-fold gate provides HGV’s entering the site with maximum vehicle clearance. The gate has been fitted with access control equipment including ANPR and a dual height intercom system.
Two further, smaller bi-fold gates have also been installed further into the site and are controlled by a manned security cabin. Bi-fold gates offer operators the benefit of being reliable and almost silent in operation, whilst providing fast opening/closing speeds.
The staff car park has been fitted with an automatic rising barrier to regulate entry, which incorporates a comprehensive access control system also featuring ANPR and intercom. Whilst the whole site has been fully enclosed and protected by over 300 meters of security fencing.
Commenting on the project, Tom Kirk Head of Perimeter Protection at FBS Hörmann, “This was a prestigious project to work on – a totally new, purpose-built facility for a well-known client in the Northwest. Where our experienced team were really able to make the difference was in our ability to offer the client a complete solution – from giving the initial, practical advice as to which products would suit their particular needs and site, right through the whole installation process including electrical and civil engineering works, to the final project hand-over and commissioning. This is the level of service and the partnership approach that the team at FBS Hörmann is well known for, and it sets the standard in the market.”
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