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LDC-backed ATG Access secures six new contracts at home and overseas

LDC-backed ATG Access, the global leader in high security vehicle barrier systems, has secured six new contracts across the UK and overseas as it continues to accelerate its growth plans.

The business has seen a number of new business wins across the retail and leisure sector, including the redesign of perimeter security measures for the stadium of a leading North West-based Premier League football club and a new VP bollard traffic system to pedestrianise the popular Cwbran Shopping Centre in Wales. Additional UK contracts also include an urban security upgrade in the City of London.

Further afield, ATG has continued to see success in new international markets. It has been commissioned to secure a data centre in Hong Kong, marking one of the company’s first deliveries to the country. In the Middle East, a large contract has been won to secure the Cultural Forum in Doha, while across Europe, the business has been awarded the contract to protect a famous landmark in the heart of Amsterdam – The Anne Frank House Museum – and will also provide shallow foundation bollards to protect city infrastructure in Oslo, Norway and an international bank’s headquarters in Germany.

The business’ products are in increasing demand as corporates and governments look to protect critical national infrastructure from accidental vehicular impact and intentional terrorist attacks.

Mark Clegg, managing director at ATG Access, said: “June was a strong month for the business having secured over £2 million of orders and we’re continuing to see success in a number of core markets – both at home and overseas. We work very closely with our customers to ensure we’re developing solutions that directly meet their unique needs, and retaining a core focus on continued innovation and product development is key to fueling our activity pipeline and increasing our presence in new markets.”

Ged Gould, director and co-head at LDC in the North West, added: “The rapid expansion of major infrastructure investment in markets such as Europe is driving expansion at ATG, alongside increased demand in the UK for both new and retrofit infrastructure projects. Further international expansion, particularly into markets such as South America and India – where the business has already developed manufacturing partnerships, continues to be a major strategic focus for the company and will support its continued growth over the next few years.”

LDC backed the management team at ATG Access in February 2013, providing a significant minority investment to enable the business to accelerate its plans to target UK and international growth.

This latest announcement follows similar success stories from other LDC portfolio companies in the North West. Earlier this year Mini-Cam, a market leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of pipeline inspection systems, announced the acquisition of a second premises to support the company’s continued international growth; and procurement outsourcing specialist Inprova Group, launched its new energy business Inprova Energy – following its acquisitions and integration of the established energyTEAM, ENER-G Procurement, and UES Energy businesses.

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