Physical security solutions manufacturer, Trellidor, has set a new record for the number of home security barriers supplied on a single project. The company’s Lephalale franchise, in conjunction with head office support, installed a total of 3498 units at Eskom’s Ledibeng Eco Estate staff housing venture in Limpopo Province, the highest number of units supplied to one commercial contract in Trellidor’s 30 year history.
The barriers were custom designed to protect the external doors and windows of 350 homes built on the estate. Trellidor was given just 40 days in which to measure every aperture, custom manufacture the barrier products and fit them. Their technicians fitted 804 retractable security gates and 2694 window fixtures, installing an average of 120 units a day.
“It was quite an accomplishment for our franchisee, Abrie Loubser, given that he only opened his franchise in September last year. As the franchisor we provided extra manpower and technical expertise, working closely with Loubser’s own team,” said Trellidor marketing and sales director, Peter Rawson.
Assistance for Loubser was given by Trellidor’s commercial manager, Paul van Blerk, technical support manager Shaun Erasmus, and installation teams seconded from Trellidor’s Johannesburg branches. Trellidor was sub-contracted on site to local contractors, Prevors Construction, owned by Stephan Pretorius and Jaco Vorster.
Loubser drew on his nine years of experience as the Trellidor agent for the company’s Tzaneen and Polokwane franchises. During that time he provided a complete service to his customers, giving them quotes on securing their homes, ordering their custom-made barriers and then installing them himself.
More good news for Loubser is that his franchise has been contracted to secure another Eskom housing development in the area, fitting retractable Trellidor security doors to the patio doors of 65 newly built homes.
Securing sensitive commercial services
Said Van Blerk, “One of Trellidor’s main strengths is the dovetailing of our franchisees’ local business knowledge with head-office back-up on large contracts, whether domestic or commercial.” He is responsible for Trellidor’s commercial portfolio, working with long-standing customers such as Makro, Shoprite Group, Checkers/Hyper, Mr Price, JD Group and Relyant Retail.
Trellidor’s domestic range is well known in the marketplace, but less well recognised is the company’s ability to manufacture fixed and sliding security barriers for commercial applications ranging from small counter closures to large storage areas. The company also manufactures the strongest sliding security barrier worldwide, the Trellidor Trojan. This product has been internationally certified by the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) in London.
The biggest Trellidor Trojan ever manufactured by the Durban factory was installed by Trellidor’s United Kingdom distributors for the Gunnerton Water Board. It measures just over 4,6m high by 4,2m wide and weighs over 450 kg. It is used to protect the chemical storage area from the possibility of malevolent water contamination.
“There was no other manufacturer that would produce a door of this size and strength,” said export manager Wayne Halgryn. “We are very proud to be part of the team that was able to deliver on this contract according to the stringent safety and security requirements.”
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