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Avon Barrier are specialist in hostile vehicle mitigation and traffic control systems

Avon Barrier are specialists in HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation)  and traffic control systems, today we are global exporters of impact tested Vehicle Security Barriers (VSB) as defined by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Testing of our road blockers, traffic control barriers, bollards and gates is rigorous and has included impact testing to the internationally recognised standards PAS 68, IWA 14-1 & ASTM 2656.

Avon Barrier was originally formed by a group of engineers over 25 years ago, all of whom had considerable experience in the design and development of vehicle control systems.  In our formative years, parking and security barrier systems were our core products, however with the rise in terrorism in the 1990’s we realised that higher levels of security were required and assurances that our barrier and blocking systems could withstand or mitigate the damage of a possible hostile vehicle attack. This lead to our first road blocker physical impact test in 2004, which was carried out in conjunction with the UK Government, these first physical tests using a large vehicles (trucks) driven at speed into a blocking system led to the formation of PAS 68, which is a British Standards Institute, Publicly Available Specification.  For further information see our Certification & Testing.

Our aim is a simple one – to provide a comprehensive solution to our clients, in the field of vehicle and pedestrian control.

We are an ISO 9001 accredited company, and set high standards of professionalism in our approach to providing solutions to our clients’ needs, we have gained an enviable reputation for quality design, project management and system implementation.

With thousands of projects successfully completed worldwide, we have established a network of global partners and have a wealth of experience in exporting, installing and supporting our international projects.

Road blockers HVM PAS68, IWA 14-1 ASTM 2656, high security impact tested

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We provide a high level of technical support expertise for our international clients both pre-sales and after sales.


Pre sales consultancy services will assist with successful project delivery including, design, specification compliance, risk assessment & project management.
Our international after-sales support team provide a range of services including installation, commissioning and operation of our vehicle access control systems.

With telephone based support, on-site technical assistance and a range of aftersales preventative maintenance packages that are tailored to suit your requirement. Support

Bespoke training days are also available to our clients for more information, please contact us.

Benefits of working with Avon Barrier

By specifying Avon Barrier you can be assured that you are dealing with experts in the field of hostile vehicle mitigation and traffic control systems. We know our business; our products are all designed & developed by our in-house technical team. Throughout the manufacturing process, constant stringent testing and quality assurances are in place.

We are specialists in globally exporting our road blockers, gates, barriers and bollards. Choosing Avon Barrier will provide you with a commitment of support in every aspect of the project delivery, including installation, commissioning, training and technical support in day to day operation.


The business has considerable experience with the supply and implementation of managing concurrent multiple projects for numerous clients internationally. Our large manufacturing facilities based in the UK are home to our production operation. We have a policy of continuous improvement of both the effectiveness and quality of the management system that satisfies the requirements of our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. This coupled with over 20 years of exporting our products globally provides our clients with the reassurance of our ability to deliver and support our systems worldwide.

PAS 68 Impact tested sliding gate

Certification & Testing

IWA 14-1, PAS 68 & ASTM 2656 are the industry testing standards that set out the criteria for physically impact testing our Vehicle Security Barriers and provide our clients with the assurance that they will provide the highest levels of physical protection against a potentially hostile vehicular attack.

Our Experience

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Private: Oil & Gas

Global resources of oil and gas are one of the world’s most valuable commodities requiring higher level of perimeter protection, crash-tested vehicle security barriers (VSB) help to mitigate against the threats.

Private: Data Centres

Data Centres today are critical in today’s society. Governments, utilities, banks, businesses & the general public rely on them for their ICT infrastructure.

Private: Shopping Malls | Retail

When shopping malls are being planned or constructed, Avon Barrier will work in conjunction with architects and consultants to provide hostile vehicle mitigation that can assist in counter terrorism measures.

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