In the past year Gallagher perimeter security systems have been installed in more than 150 electrical substations, military sites, hydro power stations, as well as manufacturing and residential zones in China.
Last month, the Hamilton headquartered success story received the Supreme Winner award at the Cathay Pacific New Zealand China Trade Association Awards for 2011 from Prime Minister John Key at a celebratory dinner attended by 350 members and guests.
Gallagher Security began setting up relationships with key business partners in China only four years ago.
Last year, the company’s regional manager for Asia Pacific Peter Francis visited China on two New Zealand Trade & Enterprise missions and is now based in Hong Kong.
“The secret to our rapid success in China has been working with reliable and skilled local partners. We have six key distributors in the region, including Joosee Smart Technologies,” says Mr Francis.
Joosee signed an exclusive “perimeter solutions” distributor partnership with Gallagher at the end of 2010.
“Gallagher’s technology is better than any other company in China,” says Joosee managing director, Leaf Hong.
Other sites secured by Gallagher in China and the special zones of Hong Kong and Macau include Beijing Airport, Guangzhou Baiyan Airport, Bank of China, the University of Macau and Quanzhou Telecom.
The company recently celebrated the installation of its first Trophy FT™ system to secure the Chinese government’s research and development Centre for fighter aircraft.
Gallagher, which first won the category prize for best logistics and or technology in China, “has a truly remarkable list of accomplishments in terms of installations already made in the security sector,” said NZCTA chairman, Stuart Ferguson.
“A good number of their contracts are government related, so that makes their success even stronger in the knowledge of the competition they have warded off to secure their contracts,” he said.
Gallagher Security successfully markets its state of the art electronic security systems to more than 130 countries. The group’s products are developed by a 90-strong research and development team and include electronic access controls, intruder alarms systems and electric perimeter security systems.
Erin Rangi-Watt has been appointed corporate communications manager for the group to help build the Gallagher brand on a worldwide basis.
“This new role will focus on planning, creating and driving the global communication of all corporate related messages both to external media and to all staff within Gallagher,” says corporate services executive Margaret Comer.
Among her key roles Ms Rangi-Watt will work with the brand council, Ms Comer and business unit marketing teams to build the internal engagement programme plan for the Gallagher brand, Ms Comer says.
She will also be responsible for web content creation and management of the Corporate web site.
For more information, contact: Gallagher Group
Erin Rangi-Watt Tel: 07 838 8916, 021 912 160
E-mail: [email protected]