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Pickersgill-Kaye locks are key to new cells at Pudsey police station

Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd has played a major manufacturing role in the new multi-million pound state-of-the-art custody suite that has helped transform Pudsey Police Station into one of the most modern and secure in West Yorkshire.

Pudsey’s new 22 cells that make up the purpose-built complex have all been supplied with Pickersgill-Kaye’s robust 8-lever Kaye Class 1 Custodial Cell Lock, a lock developed by the Leeds-based cell lock manufacturer in response to a growing demand for more choice and innovation in the custodial sector.

In addition to manufacturing the cell and pass locks for Pudsey, Pickersgill-Kaye also supplied its custodial inspection hatches for the cell doors as part of the £2.5m project.

Powder coatings are just what the doctor ordered

Pickersgills Electroplating is playing its part in helping to save lives by supplying its powder coating expertise to an award-winning UK medical technology company that’s products are used in hospital operating theatres throughout the world.

Brandon Medical Company Ltd, which won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the innovation category in 2011, is a leading supplier of operating theatre lights and has experience of the quality of service offered by Pickersgills.

However, it was Pickersgills’ expertise in powder painting that won the contract to help bring to market Brandon Medical’s latest high-quality product the Quasar HD-LED operating theatre light, though there are also environmental benefits from the two Leeds-based companies collaborating, in the shape of reduced product miles.

The fast turnaround times, for which the business is renowned in the industry, and the high quality of the finished product that results in continuing business for Pickersgills from companies, such as Brandon Medical, whose powder-coated lighting has been employed in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals.

BS EN rating for emergency escape devices

After bringing in-house the sales of its market-leading high security multipoint locks, bolts and secure access systems last year, Pickersgill-Kaye is pleased to announce the attainment of the BS EN 1125:2008 and BS EN 179:2008 ratings for the emergency escape devices, which are included in the range.

Achieving the BS EN standard is a legal requirement for these devices and product compliance is strictly audited on an annual basis. Pickersgill-Kaye’s multipoint locking products have always held BS EN certification, but it is a positive step to now get this under the company’s name and is a commitment to continue providing a full range of the highest quality security products.

Pickersgill-Kaye’s high security multipoint range of locks, bolts and fittings has been specifically developed to meet exacting standards of physical attack, but maintain safe and easy exit, when needed, without compromising health and safety issues. The products are manufactured to the highest specifications and, in addition to the BS EN standards, have undergone independent blast testing, fire testing and rigorous cycle testing to in excess of 1 million cycles.

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