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Locks 4 Vans celebrates 20 years

Locks 4 Vans recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as one of the leading van security manufacturers.

Starting with a modest deadlock in 2003, Locks 4 Vans has spent two decades successfully serving the ever-changing commercial vehicle industry across the UK and Ireland, helping customers deter criminals from breaking into their vans, with a wide range of locks and shields.

Founded by the late Chris Batterbee, Locks 4 Vans has grown from three staff members operating out of Batterbee’s garage to a multi-million-pound, international business with state-of-the art equipment and over 70 staff.

Locks 4 Vans says key to Chris Batterbee’s success was to install an innovation mindset amongst his team and to invest in new technology. This philosophy has enabled Locks 4 Vans to keep ahead of criminal activity and to remain responsive to changes in attack methods.

A £2.5 million investment to create the Innovation Centre in 2021 was a testament to his approach and has attracted significant award recognition across the industry as a result, according to Terry Rayner, commercial director at Locks 4 Vans.

“The Locks 4 Vans team have come a long way since those early pioneering days. I’m pleased to say that we remain a local company but now have an international reach,” he said.

“With over 90 per cent of our employees and suppliers living locally, we are fiercely proud of our roots. On behalf of everyone at Locks 4 Vans, a huge thank you to all our customers for your support and commitment to our business.”