Huddersfield-based Andel, Britain’s largest manufacturer of specialist in-building water, oil and gas leak detection systems, has received record enquiries for new flood defence products following their launch at September’s FloodExpo in Birmingham, the world’s largest exhibition and conference for flood professionals and property owners.
The products were developed as part of Andel’s record £1.2m investment in R & D and enquiries worth £1.75m have already been made for the two products – flood defence and containment system, Andel FloodWall and multi-functional pump alarm system, Andel FloodPump 5. The enquiries have come from across the UK, including three from the Environment Agency itself.
Andel’s semi-permanent FloodWall is suitable for commercial and domestic applications and is made from recycled plastic and reinforced with steel to withstand the forces of flooding. Andel FloodPump 5 can activate multiple pumps on detection of water, activate closure devices such as automatic flood gates and sends alert signals via SMS to let owners know the actions taken to protect the property.