A manufacturing group has won its first US order after landing a six-figure contract following the award of a patent.
Safetyflex Barriers will make and supply anti-terrorist barriers and bollards to secure high-profile infrastructure and sites across America.
The major order follows the company gaining a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year.
It protects the firm's spring-steel technology behind its security products for 10 years.
Marcus Gerrard, director at Coventry-based Safetyflex Barriers, said the firm's products were regarded as the next generation of anti-terrorist bollards and barriers.
"We're very pleased to see our anti-terrorist security products now making waves in the US," he said.
"The market is very tough to crack as the US will only take the most up to date technology, which I am pleased to say we can offer.
"Winning this work is in line with our growth plans following our success earning the patent.
"It's not easy at all to break into the US market in the industry we are in and we knew receiving the patent was a major stepping stone to getting our foot in the door."
Safetyflex has also recently won new business in Singapore and the Middle East.
It has also just launched a new anti-terrorist anti-ram crash fence which has been specially designed to secure major oil and gas refineries.
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