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Meridian expands to European market with Dutch security experts

Meridian teams up with COBBS Industries

The GPEC Trade Show in Leipzig, Germany marked the introduction of Meridian Rapid Defense Group to the European market. Meridian joined their newest distributor, COBBS Industries, at GPEC to showcase the manufacturer-leading line of Archer barriers to mainland Europe.

COBBS Industries, a Dutch-based security systems distributor, have much success with providing tactical equipment and innovative security solutions in most European and NATO countries. Serving in Dutch Special Forces together, CEO Bram Oostvogel and his sales staff have used their unique capabilities and connections with government officials to bring attention to the solutions they have to offer.

In light of NATO’s recent call to increase defense spending in the EU, The Meridian-COBBS partnership is poised to fill gaps in key security areas.

“As we expand our business in Europe, we are pleased to align ourselves with COBBS. Their infield experience and expertise are key in relating the Meridian product advantages to European buyers,” said Peter Whitford, CEO of Meridian.

Added COBBS Account Manager Bas Swaab, “We are very pleased with the initial response by the European markets. Foreign and Interior Ministries and airport officials have already shown serious interest in all the unique possibilities that Meridian and COBBS Industries have to offer.”

“High profile international events will see a lot of Archer barriers put to use in order to control traffic flow”, added Swaab.

With more than 500 exhibitors from 28 different countries in attendance, GPEC (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s leading closed specialized trade fair. Meridian showcased a range of security solutions including the Archer 1200 anti-vehicle barrier, which also attracted the attention of representatives from various Middle Eastern regions.



Video Clips

U.S. Dept. of State (DOS) K4 Crash Test
(Running time: 3:24)

Archer 1200 crash test with a 3,500 lb. car at 30 mph
(Running time: 1:19)

Video showing rapid deployment of
an Archer 750 barrier.

Video of an SUV trying to push
an Archer 750 barrier.

Downloadable media clips:

K4 Crash Test

Rapid Deployment

SUV Pushing Barrier

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