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Uncover the Myth Behind the Armco Crash Barrier

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

Armco Barrier

History: The company was founded in 1899 as The American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) in Middle-town, Ohio, where it operated a production facility.

The Common Myth

Armco is a certain strength barrier which can't be bettered.

The facts

Armco was merely a brand name, and could be applied to even the weakest steel barrier - misleading some people who may have thought they'd purchased the industry leader.


How does a crash barrier work?

Off-road crash barriers are not just designed to stop moving vehicles, they are engineered to control and reduce the impact of the collision, but how do they do this?

The barriers are made from steel which although feels very rigid and strong to us, it is flexible through its corrugated profile. The internal structure of steel gives it flexible properties that allow it to bend under impact so that the energy of the collision is absorbed and diverted from the vehicle. The energy of the collision is spread across a wider area and so the force of the impact is reduced.

The barriers are not limited to roadside protection. They can be used to protect utility areas such as electricity pylons, car parks, schools, warehouses – where ever there is a need for collision protection, crash barriers can be used.


A Great Service from KITE

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of off-road crash barriers, our aim is to make sure that you are provided with a service that you can trust completely. We have years of experience operating in the market and won’t rest until you are one hundred percent satisfied with the solutions that we provide.

With great prices, fantastic service and a quality solution guaranteed, we won’t let you down when you buy our products.



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