Despite the current economic climate, Gallagher Security, a global leader in security systems, is averaging a 20 per cent growth in the business per annum. This success has continued in the Middle East with the recent announcement that the New Zealand-based company will be providing an integrated security solution for the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. This will include the provision of over 1300 Smartcard readers in five towers ranging from 59 to 88 storeys, coupled with elevator and CCTV integration.
With many companies still feeling the effects of the recession, Gallagher Security has focused on its commitment to research and development (R&D) to ensure it stays one step ahead of the competition.
The Middle East is a key growth market for Gallagher Security, and focusing on the company’s strengths is the key to developing the business in the region, says Curtis Edgecombe, General Manager of Gallagher Security. “R&D plays a major role in the expansion of the organization and I truly believe our positive growth in the security division year-on-year is testament to this.”
This ongoing commitment has been acknowledged by the New Zealand Government’s decision to allocate a technology development grant worth US $5.3million (NZ $7.2million) over three years to the company.
Mr Edgecombe continues, “Our significant investment in R&D ensures we achieve a competitive advantage in the access control, perimeter security and animal management systems market, and this is proven by over 160 patents worldwide.”
Anne Chappaz, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, is confident that the success of the company will continue in the Middle East. “The team at Gallagher’s has a detailed knowledge of security requirements in the region, which gives the company an automatic competitive advantage.
“New Zealand is fast becoming a global leader across a number of sectors including renewable energy, education, information and communications technologies (ICT), and in particular, R&D. Gallagher Security is one of a number of successful companies in the region, and the New Zealand Government’s investment grant, reinforces the opportunity for further growth.”