19. Juli 2021

Pflaum & Soehne Bausysteme GmbH join Secured by Design

Pflaum & Soehne Bausysteme GmbH is one of the latest companies to join the official police security initiative Secured by Design.

Since 1954, Pflaum has shaped an entire industry in the Austrian corporate landscape. Appreciating the benefits of the material steel and using it to develop durable products for the future, the company’s first sandwich panels were made from pure Austrian steel, maintaining that focus on their regional strength until today.

In Traun and Neuhofen an der Krems Pflaum manufactures sandwich panels, trapezoidal and cassette profiles for companies and end customers.

Since 2008 and the incorporation into the ArcelorMittal Group, the company has also been operating across Europe and relies on a global network of steel processing specialists. As a brand of the ArcelorMittal Group, Pflaum is able to guarantee the highest level of supply security and best product quality worldwide.

Pflaum join Secured by Design with their Pflaum FI / Pflaum FEI Wall Sandwichpanel Range having achieved Police Preferred Specification.

Alfie Hosker, Secured by Design, said: “It is great to see Pflaum becoming members of the UK Police Service Crime Prevention Initiative. They fabricate a panel walling product which is to be installed across new build Lidl stores across the UK. I look forward to this being the beginning of a successful membership with us”.

André Slowig, CEO of Pflaum, said: “As one of the leading producers for non-combustible sandwichpanels, we are happy that we are able to provide not only fire resistance, but as well fulfill the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements. We are looking forward to a long-lasting successful partnership.”

You can find out more about Pflaum and their Secured by Design accredited products here

Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and helping people live more safely. 

SBD seek to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

In addition, SBD work closely with builders, developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to incorporate the police crime prevention standards into developments from initial concept and design, through to construction and completion. Police forces throughout the UK have specially trained Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) who offer police designing out crime and SBD advice free of charge. Over one million homes have been built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies.

SBD developed a product based accreditation scheme over 20 years ago – the Police Preferred Specification, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends. 

There are currently many hundreds of companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products, across over 30 different crime categories, which have achieved Police Preferred Specification.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.
Pflaum & Soehne Bausysteme GmbH join Secured by Design