Cova Security Gates wins Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 and celebrates three decades of success

Cova_SecurityCova Security Gates, the leading manufacturer of quality perimeter security equipment, has been awarded Manufacturing Business of the Year 2017 at the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. Being recognised for its continued innovation and commitment to customer service in this way comes at a significant time for Cova, with the company celebrating its 30th year in business.

One of the sponsors and judges of the Manufacturing Business of the Year category, Neil Gardner from asb law LLP, commented: “The judges from asb law selected Cova for this Award having been highly impressed with their ambition, added value and attractiveness. The business has a strong management team in place delivering and investing in a well-resourced strategic plan. Its manufacturing facility provides flexibility and innovation in the production of bespoke products, with an approach centred on health & safety, quality and efficiency. For a smaller business, their approach to governance, process and the manufacturing environment is remarkable.”

Commenting on the company’s win, Karen Deacon – Marketing Manager at Cova Security Gates – said: “It means a lot to receive such public recognition from Gatwick Diamond Business, especially at a time when we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. Listening to our customers to ensure we adapt our products and services to meet their ever-changing needs has been key to our success over the past three decades, so it’s fantastic to have this acknowledged. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to say a huge thank you to the judges who recognised our passion and commitment to our industry, our customers for their continued trust and support, and our team for working so hard to make Cova Security Gates one of the global leaders in the manufacture of quality perimeter security equipment.”

Cova Security Gates specialises in the manufacture of bi-folding speed gates, sliding cantilevered gates, shallow mount road blockers, full depth road blockers, static bollards, rising bollards, barriers, boom barriers and pedestrian gates. With the constant threat of criminal and terrorist attack, Cova Security Gates’ PAS 68:2010 compliant crash rated range of products has been developed and installed to counter vehicle borne explosive attacks to critical national infrastructure, as well as to protect other high profile sites around the world.

John Benton, Managing Director at Building Defence Systems commented: “I’m not surprised to hear that Cova Security Gates has won this award as they’ve always supported my projects exceptionally. We choose Cova as our preferred partner as we can trust them to deliver what they promise – exceptional quality, robust products alongside a hassle-free, turnkey solution, from the design, manufacture and installation process, right through to after sales support and maintenance packages.”

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards celebrate people and businesses which have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to the sub-region. The awards have become a major fixture on the region’s business calendar, celebrating the best companies and business leaders across the Gatwick Diamond. This year’s winners were unveiled at the 9th Annual Gatwick Diamond Business Awards at the Effingham Park Hotel, on 16 March, 2017. The Awards were presented by the well-known writer, comedian and actor Stephen Mangan.

Cova Security Gates was formed in 1987 in Horley, Surrey, to develop a range of perimeter security gates, road blockers, bollards and barriers for long term continual use, often in hostile environments. Today, Cova Security Gates is a leader in the perimeter security market, turning over almost £4 million with a highly skilled team of 40 employees based at their 20,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Crawley, West Sussex. Cova Security Gates is incredibly proud of its facilities, so the company is happy to welcome prospective clients and the media to visit the manufacturing plant for a tour.

Cova Security Gates has a strong ethos of continued research and development, with the aim of being one step ahead, providing its customers with the most advanced, high quality perimeter security products, ready to meet their ever-changing needs.

Cova Security Gates support projects with extremely high quality detailed site specific 3D CAD drawings, which cover all elements of the install.  Working closely with consultants, specifiers, building contractors and end users alike, from initial specification through to commissioning, Cova Security Gates provides long term stability and effective protection for its customers.