Member Profile – Locks 4 Vans

07 May 2020 #Uncategorised

Locks 4 Vans is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-security van theft deterrents and with nearly 20 years’ experience, we are experts in van security.

We employ over 40 staff at our head office in Kent and pride ourselves on both our high standard of products and our first-class customer service. We invest heavily in market research, product design and development and are currently increasing that investment, which will lead to the expansion of our Research and Development facilities.

What does the business do?

Locks 4 Vans designs, manufactures and distributes supplementary security solutions for commercial vehicles. We have expert knowledge and are experienced in working across the automotive industry and government to address the particular needs of motor manufacturers.

We provide dedicated vehicle and door specific security solutions to deter and prevent theft of and from motor vehicles. At the core of our product range are; hook lock deadlocks, automatically locking slamlocks, externally mounted heavy duty locks, protective shielding that protects vulnerable areas of the vehicle’s skin, and robust shutter locks for roller shutters and sliding shutter doors on HGVs and Box-Body LCVs.

Every kit we supply comes with all fixtures, fittings and detailed installation instructions to ensure that installers can undertake a cost-effective and professional installation.

What are the big issues or technological advances that fill you with positivity?

Unfortunately, van crime is prevalent across the country. When a tradesperson is unable to work, there are so many knock-on effects to that individual and we believe that a robust supplementary locking system could be the difference between thieves making you a successful target, or their attempt to break into your vehicle being thwarted.

Our mission is to halt the increase in thefts from vehicles, offering peace of mind to commercial vehicle users and fleet operators, helping them to keep what is theirs and protect their business interests. Therefore, we invest heavily in product development.

Another key objective for Locks 4 Vans is to adapt our business considering the evolution of electric vehicles. This technology means that vans are getting lighter and are constantly changing as electric vehicle technology becomes more sophisticated. We are currently working with lightweight vehicle manufacturers and cargo bicycle manufacturers to help protect their revolutionary electric last-mile delivery vehicles. These designs will be rolled out to other providers, making us the go-to experts in the future of electric vehicle security.

How is business? What’s the outlook for the year ahead?

Our key objective for the next three years is continued growth. 2019/2020 has seen the Locks 4 Vans team grow and as such we have carried out a largescale refurbishment and extension of our current office to put in a mezzanine floor to accommodate our larger workforce. We will also be expanding the L4V Research & Development department and are currently working on plans to expand our sales into Europe in the coming year.

We have recently launched the new Statement Lock, which is receiving excellent feedback on its ability to protect against the latest methods of forcing entry into a vehicle. The Statement Lock is a robust, durable, strong, easy to fit lock that ticks all the boxes in helping to keep the vehicle’s contents safe and secure.

Coronavirus impact

The safety of our staff, customers and suppliers have remained our priority during the outbreak of coronavirus. We are still open for business and our staff are working remotely and safely. Orders are being dispatched, but due to the current situation, these are being sent out on a priority basis.

It’s a tough time for everyone at the moment and our thoughts go out to all the fantastic key workers, delivery drivers, charities and other sectors who are working so hard to keep the world moving during these extraordinary times.

Locks 4 Vans,  Sales & Marketing Manager, Dean Cassar


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