We are extremely proud to have won the Innovation category at this year’s WhatVan? Awards and would like to congratulate the whole L4V team for helping to make this happen.
Locks 4 Vans has made a significant commitment in expanding its Research & Development capability in the past 12 months. We have invested £2.5 million into creating a ‘state of the art’ Innovation Centre at our HQ in Gravesend, Kent which supersedes our previous facility.
The purpose of the Innovation Centre is to anticipate attack methods and to deliver cutting edge security solutions to mitigate the risk of theft for our customers. We now have the in-house capability to rapid-prototype new ideas which is a game changer for Locks 4 Vans and significantly reduces the new product development lead time.
However, for Locks 4 Vans this is more than a cutting-edge workshop and new R&D centre, it recognises a cultural shift towards innovation that is at the heart of the business. Every member of the team is focused on the opportunity to push boundaries. This makes us a dynamic partner for like-minded companies that are also looking for a responsive, forward-thinking business to solve their vehicle security challenges.
Chris Batterbee, MD at Locks 4 Vans adds “Innovation is not something you do, it is a mindset. As a team, we have found many ways to thread this concept into everything we stand for, which has resulted in us ultimately being able to reduce the lead time for solving a van security problem from months to just days. We know this is critical for our customers, and we are committed to a pace of innovation that our competitors are not capable of. We feel this award showcases our unrelenting drive to minimise criminal attacks and our unique way of achieving it”.