ARMORFLEX DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
The Armorflex quest for safer roads started out in 1997 as a distributer of proprietary and general roadside safety hardware in New Zealand. Most products were sourced from overseas and this served as the core business function for a couple of years. However due to a growing industry knowledge acquired during this time and a corresponding passion in road safety, this sales focus soon changed. Armorflex moved into barrier design and crash testing with the goal of being able to supply its own products.
In 2004 the X-350 (X-Tension™) was the first NCHRP 350 compliant product to emerge from Armorflex and was the only w-beam terminal end in the world to be fully re-directive. This innovative terminal end is now used around the globe and viewed as the premium product to use when anchoring and protecting w-beam guardrail.
In the years to follow Armorflex created a range of innovative products including the RAPTOR™, ArmorZone™, Orion™, Nu-Guard™ and Armorwire (Sentryline II) systems. Also during this time Armorflex made the decision to leave the New Zealand domestic market entirely and concentrate on becoming an internationally recognised designer of safety products. In order to focus on this and expand the current catalogue of products, it has been necessary to appoint a global network of distributors for the Armorflex product range.
The Armorflex philosophy to date has simply been that new products must be lower cost, higher performing and be easier to install. Based on this, Armorflex continues to raise the bar and the product range can be found in roadside safety hardware markets around the world.