Recently Leda’s team have won a tender to design and manufacture security gates in Myanmar, installed cantilever security gates at Pinnacle Foods and Kuring-gai Council, replace the gates at the SA Women’s prison and installed high security gates (6m, 7.5m, 11m & 12m) at a NSW railway crossing.
Pinnacle Food Group is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of bakery ingredients and frozen specialty products, with 3,500 customers.
It supplies major supermarkets Coles and Woolworths, as well as food service and bakery retailers. The business has been manufacturing and distributing its products in Australia for more than 25 years and their busy manufacturing plant in Altona required their perimeter security to be upgraded.
Leda Security were engaged to design and install two large monitored cantilever security gate systems and pedestrian access. These gates are also fitted with an access control system that verifies individual personnel access prior to entering the site.
To augment the security gates, Leda manufactured and installed matching Premier fencing which stretches across the entire front boundary of the property adding a pleasing aesthetic effect but also significantly adding to the site security The installation was quite challenging due to the reconfiguration of the existing working driveway, complete with adjusting footings and product to work around the many existing services near by.
We worked closely under the guidance of Wayne Dickinson and Pinnacles senior management and thank them for their assistance and patience in helping us deliver this successful and at times challenging project.
Leda’s Tuggerah based engineering team successfully won a tender to design and manufacture two high security gates for a highly sensitive site in Myanmar.
Competing against an international group of competitors Leda was able to demonstrate we had the expertise and experience to engineer our sliding boom gate technology to the high impact rates required.
What complicated things further were the long 11.0mt clear opening span required on both gates. The actual boom arms were manufactured using 400×400 SHS steel sections to avoid any sag in the cantilever design.
After manufacturing, the security gates were hot dipped galvanised and then erected so they could be thoroughly tested before being packed in 40ft containers and shipped to their destination. This is one of two major high security projects our plant has recently exported and highlights the high regard in which Leda’s physical security and vehicle access control products are held.
In 2012 LEDA manufactured and installed a 13m track sliding gate for the Ku-Ring-Gai council depot.
In March 2015 LEDA Security was called out to replace the security gate as the gate had been collected by a truck and bent back at a severe angle. This security gate is quite unique due to the fact it has an inbuilt pedestrian gate.
The site had some design restrictions which prevented an easy point of access for staff. LEDA provided an automated gate design which incorporated a pedestrian gate to allow safe access to the property.
Leda’s SA team recently partnered with McMahon Services and Spotless to manufacture and replace the two sally port security gates at the Adelaide Women’s Prison in Northfield South Australia.
The existing gates were very old, extremely heavy providing a number of challenges that needed to be overcome when dismantling them. The existing footings needed to be excavated and were twice as deep as expected. Each group of footings took almost a fortnight to dig out and replace. These works also had restricted times as the noise from jack hammering would interfere with certain prison duties.
The scope was to dismantle and decommission one security gate, and replace it with the new one and only then when it is fully running could we then start on the second. Besides the tight time frame that needed to be followed was the day to day issues of working in a operational prison and maintaining the protocols imposed requiring the project to be completed in stages. The sheer dimensions of the replacement gates created their own challenges particularly transportation. The very large gates once installed where then fitted with extremely difficult and dangerous to work with razor wire.
Leda NSW were recently contracted by Coastwide Engineering to install 4 half height cantilever gates at Metropolitan Coal’s Helensburg mine.
The gate lengths were 6m, 7.5m, 11m & 12m. The two larger gates were manufactured in two pieces and joined once on site. The highly safety conscious site required the gates be installed so that access to both crossings could be closed and locked during train movements.
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) District 24 Headquarters in Wodonga has been through a major redevelopment.
District 24 were instrumental in the containment of the 2009 bush fires that ravaged the area and has recently undergone further improvements to their structure.
In the event of major emergency incident the site has the ability to be adapted to a main control centre and for helicopters to land and take off next door to the control centre Q1 Constructions were engaged to build the new building and surrounding works. Leda Security partnered with Q1 on this high profile site and installed a large security gate and other equipment at the car park. The automation will be controlled by the CFA’s integration equipment and the requirement for speed and reliability were a major focus for this project Leda is in the process of installing similar automation at the CFA’s new Echuca depot.
Recently Leda completed a Large Bi-Slide Automatic gate. Total of 15.6M wide gate. The gate is the main entrance point to the large warehousing distribution center built for the DEXUS group. Located in Richlands, Brisbane the gate is used in a very industrial environment.
Leda customised the gate to fit in with the tight space requirements and installed it to meet the crucial and tight lead time required.
By all accounts the client was extremely happy with the finished installation. As with all Leda automated products we will be recommending regular servicing and maintenance to ensure its reliability and long service life.