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Crown showcases clean air innovations at Highways UK Smart city road and rail safety manufacturer Crown International will showcase its new range of air-quality improvement infrastructure at this year’s Highways UK show (Stand...


Crown International wins £352,000 Balfour Beatty and VINCI contract Crown International has secured a £352,000 contract with Balfour Beatty and VINCI Construction Grands Projects to supply and install Variable Height Dual Unit Enabled PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom)...


Crown launches double EV Charge Point

Smart city road and rail safety manufacturer, Crown International, launches its latest cost-saving innovation, a double EV Charge Point offering a seamless kerb-side...



Electric Vehicles

Crown showcases clean air innovations at Highways UK

Crown International exhibits clean air technologies - Double Electric Vehicle Charge Point and NOx reduction filter - at Highways UK 2018... (Read More)

Crown International wins £352,000 Balfour Beatty and VINCI contract

Crown International has secured a £352,000 contract with Balfour Beatty and VINCI Construction Grands Projects to supply and install Variable Height Dual Unit Enabled PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) Masts, EAV poles and Radar masts, as part of the Smart Motorways project on the M6 between junctions 2-4. This is the seventh contract awarded... (Read More)

Crown launches double EV Charge Point

Smart city road and rail safety manufacturer, Crown International, launches its latest cost-saving innovation, a double EV Charge Point offering a seamless kerb-side installation and rapid charging experience to drivers, with the added capability of filtering NOx from the environment – at Traffex Seeing is Believing show, 27-28 June (main... (Read More)

Crown launches Autonomous Pole

Crown International launches Autonomous Pole, customisable for variety of Smart Cities applications from road-side vehicle charging to NOx traffic emissions reduction... (Read More)

Crown strengthens management team

Safety equipment manufacturer strengthens management team for new drive into new markets... (Read More)

Crown secures Kazakhstan contract extension

Crown secures additional contract for Kazakh Future Growth Project... (Read More)

VMC Poles Installed on the M4

Clean air collaboration

We’re pleased to confirm that Crown has developed a CleanAir solution that removes NOx from the air in road-side settings. With stringent Government pollution-reduction targets and growing concerns about the health implications of a variety of vehicle-generated emissions driving policy across the country, we’re excited by the potential of a range of... (Read More)

Crown shortlisted in Made in the South West awards

Crown International and FET-E shortlisted for collaboration award for carbon capture and exchange technology... (Read More)

Crown launches pole installation service

Portishead-based Crown International, which designs and manufactures road and rail-side safety equipment, has launched a new installation service to help contractors meet growing demand for its road-side poles. The poles, which are used to mount a variety of road-side cameras and other safety equipment, have been in particular demand over... (Read More)

Crown Internationals Gantry Pole

Crown supports rail engineers to improve safety

Crown International, which manufactures innovative road and rail-side safety equipment, has completed a training programme for Network Rail to help its team manage the maintenance of gantry poles across its network. The business has over 400 gantry poles in use across the UK rail network, the majority of which can... (Read More)

Crown signs carbon capture & conversion partnership

Crown International has entered into a partnership to develop new carbon capture technology... (Read More)

Crown expands into new premises

Crown International, a leading supplier of road and rail side safety equipment, has relocated to a new 18,000 square foot facility on Old Mill Road Industrial Estate in Portishead to provide additional capacity for increasing orders. Mark Stacey, managing director of Crown International, said: “2015 has seen strong performance across... (Read More)

Crown celebrates Level Crossing trial success

Leading road and rail traffic safety manufacturer Crown International is celebrating the successful delivery and completion of a two-year, national pilot project for the installation of 54 Level Crossing Enforcement Smart Poles across the UK. The pilot project was part of Network Rail’s £130m National Level Crossing Safety Improvement Programme,... (Read More)

PTZ - Showing Dual Platform Feature

Crown wins £347,000 Balfour Beatty Contract

Crown International has secured a £347,000 contract with Balfour Beatty to supply and install Variable Height Dual Unit Enabled PTZ Masts, as part of the SMART Motorways project on the M3. The masts will be used between Junctions 2 and 4a and will be delivered in Spring 2016. The mast... (Read More)

M25 contract

Crown wins M25 contract Bristol manufacturer Crown International is celebrating a successful 2015 with a second contract win to support the Smart Motorways (previously Managed Motorways) speed-enforcement programme. The Portishead-based business already provides road-side poles for overhead cameras on the M6 and M1 motorways and has now secured a contract... (Read More)

PTZ - Showing Dual Platform Feature

M1 Contract

Crown International wins motorway contract A Bristol manufacturer is celebrating after securing a contract to supply roadside poles for a stretch of Smart Motorway on the M1. Portishead based Crown International designs and manufactures safety equipment, primarily for the transportation sector. The contract with Simulation Systems Limited is significant and will see... (Read More)

Crown\Redflex Pilot new equipment for motorways

Crown in collaboration with Redflex and Telent have supplied new equipment for the HADECS pilot scheme. Working on two new concepts, Crown’s design and fabrication teams have built an EAV pole with top bar mount to take multiple equipment arrays and a universal  Gantry Clamp, which will allow different equipment... (Read More)

Crown VMC installed in Australia

In July this year Crown International delivered and facilitated the install of 4 specially commissioned VMC poles working alongside project partners at  Jenoptik Australia. The project was part of a major upgrade on the M1 as part of a Managed Motorways scheme.The poles were an evolutionary design of Crown’s award... (Read More)

Crown Quality Programme Gains NHSS 6 Certification

In August of last year as part of its programme of continuous improvement, Crown International embarked on gaining National Highways Sector Scheme Accreditation for the supply of CCTV Poles (Sector 6).  The Sector Schemes have been created as a bespoke solution to ensure that the design and build of products for... (Read More)

New Strategic Relationship for Cabinet Solutions

Crown International Ltd are pleased to announce that they have formed a new strategic relationship with Control Engineers. Based in Hampshire Control Engineers provide their customers with a range of design and build of control and automation systems including PLC’s, HMI’s, SCADA, HMI’s and VSD’s. Web enabled into MCC’s and/or Process Panels. Control... (Read More)

Season Adjustable Solar Panel Frame

Shipment of First Adjustable PV Mounting Frame

Crown International have shipped the first of the Mark III Adjustable Solar Panel Mounting Frame to a Mole Valley customer. Crown International finalised the commercial agreement with Mole Valley Farmers earlier this year and is now proud to be shipping products to their customers. The Adjustable PV Mounting Frame has been designed to... (Read More)

Viper Subsea

Crown International Ltd has completed another exhibition piece for Viper Subsea.  This is the second time that Viper Subsea has turned to Crown International for the expertise in fabrication of precision components. The work demonstrates Crown International Ltd capabilities in delivering one-off bespoke pieces to customer requirements.... (Read More)

VMC Poles Installed on the M4

VMC Pole Inspection

ERH has commissioned Crown International Ltd to provide an annual inspection service on the VMC Poles installed between J24 and J28 onto the M4 in Wales. The first inspections started last week and should be finished by the end of this week. The VMC was designed to require limited maintenance... (Read More)

Aeolus Sheet Metal Fabrication

Aeolus Update: Lyme Park

The final pieces were shipped in August and the Aeolus Acoustic Wind Pavilion has been installed at Lyme Park. The creator of the piece, Luke Jerram was very pleased with the fabrication work done by Crown International Ltd. Over 300 polished stainless steel tubes had to be rolled and welded... (Read More)

Seasonal Adjustable Solar Panel Frame

Solar Panel Mounting Frames

Crown have finalised the commercial agreement with Mole Valley Farmers which will see the Crown International Ltd seasonally adjustable solar panel frames marketed through Mole Valley Farmers in the South West. This agreement follows on from several months of collaboration between both organisations which included supplying prototypes and a mark... (Read More)

Combined Equipment Cabinets (CEC Type Cabinet)

Combined Equipment Cabinets (CECs) have primarily been introduced for use on manage motorways. The single, multi-purpose cabinets have been developed to replace the existing multi-cabinet system currently in place by the highways agency (Cabinet type 609 & Cabinet type 600). Crown International  have been manufacturing road side and rail side cabinets for... (Read More)

Aeolus Tubes Manufacture

Aeolus Tube Manufacture Update

Luke Jerram the creator of Aeolus Wind Pavilion visited the Crown International fabrication workshop to check on the progress of the project. Whilst he was here he created a short video showing parts of the process of manufacturing the 340 polished stainless steel tubes, see the video below. The Aeolus Wind Pavilion... (Read More)

Aeolus Wind Pavilion

Aeolus Wind Pavilion Update

Earlier this year Crown International announced that they will be manufacturing the acoustic tube sections of the Aeolus Acoustic Pavilion. After a few months of planning and preparation the 165 polished stainless steel steel sheets arrived and fabrication of the 340 tubes is now under way. The Aeolus Wind Pavilion has been designed allow you to... (Read More)

Speed Enforcement Crown Pole

UK Speed Enforcement – Update

Over the last 12 months there has been a degree of turmoil amongst UK Speed Enforcement Bodies due to changes in government funding. In some parts of the UK, the use of camera technology for enforcement was temporarily suspended although the technology was left operational. The statistics captured where this... (Read More)

Solar Panel Frames for PV Farm

Crown International’s New Solar Panel Frame For PV Farms

With photovoltaic (PV) farms accelerating in popularity the efficiency of the solar panels is becoming more important.  Crown International in partnership with Mole Valley Farmers have developed a low cost solar panel mounting frame that allows seasonal adjustment to help maximise the power output from the PV farm. This easy to use, low cost solution helps... (Read More)

Gantry Pole

Collaboration with Amey for new Gantry Pole

Crown have been asked by Amey to design manufacture and supply a new version of their Gantry Pole for the Pendolino project. The Gantry Pole design will consist of a bespoke body and mounting structure to enable the pole to take a multi head signal array and attach to a... (Read More)


Crown International Announce New CCTV Pole Range

Over the past year Crown International has been designing and developing a series of new products to add to the ever growing product portfolio, the latest addition is the new range of CCTV Poles. Crown have been looking at getting into the CCTV pole market for a while but have not had a set... (Read More)

Viper Subsea

Mounting Frame For Viper Subsea Exhibition

Viper Subsea have recently exhibited their hydraulic V-Lock product and used Crown Internationals steel manufacturing and fabrication services to produce the mounting solution.  This follows Crown Internationals desire to enter the renewable energies market and hope this will stimulate further work within this field. The mounting frame was fabricated in... (Read More)

Aeolus – Acoustic Wind Pavilion

Aeolus – Acoustic Wind Pavilion

Crown International are proud to announce that they will be a part of Luke Jerram’s Acoustic Wind Pavilion project – Aeolus. Aeolus – Acoustic Wind Pavilion is a project by Luke Jerram into acoustics, wind, architecture and light. A viewer stands underneath the arch and can explore the surrounding landscape in a entirely new way. The structure will... (Read More)

VMC Pole Filming

Crown International Marketing Video

Crown International recently commissioned the filming of a marketing video to help promote the company and the VMC Pole. The VMC Pole has been designed to hold traffic safety equipment above a carriageway. However the unique design of the VMC Pole means that it can be rotated to above the verge and... (Read More)

Crown International Brochure

Crown International New Brochure

Crown International have just released the new brochure for the start of 2011. The new brochure now includes more information on the current range of motorway poles including both the VMC Pole and Slip Road Pole. As well as more information about the design and manufacturing services that are offered... (Read More)

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication Services

Crown International core manufacturing skills are within metal fabrication, we have highly skilled sheet metal and general metal fabricators in our manufacturing team. We are based in Portishead in Bristol and have been getting a high level of local interest  in our fabrication services. Due to this high level of interest we have... (Read More)

VMC Marketing Video Filming

VMC Pole Marketing Video

Crown International this week are recording a promotional marketing video on the VMC Pole, this video will show details of the design and how the product works. The video is also going to include information about Crown International and the design services that they offer. Portishead based Hanover Pictures are shooting... (Read More)

Crown International 2010 Year in Review

2010 Review of the Year – A story of Outstanding Success

The year just gone has proven to be an eventful one in the history of Crown International. It began with us working on delivering the VMC Pole to the Welsh Government M4 VSL Scheme and one the heaviest snowfalls for some years and it ended with even worse conditions for... (Read More)

Crown International VMC Pole Training

Traffic Wales Commence Training on New Crown VMC and Slip Road Motorway Poles

Crown International have started the training program for Traffic Wales staff on the new VMC and Slip Road Poles that have recently been installed on the M4 motorway. The first batch of trainees have been introduced to the the new products, they have been shown in detail how to operate... (Read More)

Charge Point Electric Vehicle

Crown International signs NDA on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure with ChargePoint

Crown International have signed a non-disclosure agreement with supplier of electric vehicle charging technologies, ChargePoint, as part of their ongoing collaboration to deliver a quality and affordable electric vehicle infrastructure in the UK. UK Government is suggesting setting a target for 1.7m electric vehicles to be on the road by... (Read More)

Crown Internationals Crown Pole

APCO – Future for Speed Enforcement

ACPO have released the first output from their discussions with the Government about decisions taken earlier this year which affect the ability of Local Authorities to fund the existing operations of the various speed camera partnerships. It is expected that the emphasis will change from a strategy firmly weighted towards... (Read More)

Spending Review

Transport Spending Review – Reaction

Last Wednesday the Government formally announced its spending plans over the next 5 years. As widely reported some £80bn will come out of public spending by 2015, made up partly in real cash reductions in spend and no allowance for inflation increases. For transport, some £800m will come out in... (Read More)

Crown International's VMC Pole Highways Industry Product Of The Year

Highway Industry Product Of The Year Award

Crown International’s VMC Pole wins its third major award, winning the Highway Industry Product Of The Year at the 2010 Highways Magazine Excellence Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Millennium Hotel in London Mayfair on the 20th October 2010. The Highways Magazine Excellence Awards highlight and celebrate the achievements of products, services, companies and authorities that display innovation... (Read More)

CIHT Annual Seminar

Crown International to Present at CIHT Seminar

Following on from the successful completion of the VMC Project on the M4, Crown International has been invited to present a technical paper on the design, build and implementation of the VMC Pole at University of Glamorgan on November 18th. The title of the presentation will be “From Snake Oil... (Read More)

Highways Excellence Award 2010

Highways Magazine Excellence Award

Crown International’s VMC Pole has been short listed for a third industry award. Highways Magazine as part of their Excellence Awards has short listed The VMC Pole for the Highways Industry Product of the Year. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 20th October 2010, at the Millennium Hotel London... (Read More)

VMC Poles Installed on the M4

27 VMC Poles Installed on the M4

Crown International are proud to announce that 27 VMC Poles have been successfully installed on the M4 in Wales between junction 24 and 28, it is the first install of our revolutionary new product, we would like to thank everybody who was involved in making this a successful project for us. The VMC Pole is... (Read More)

CIHT Innovation Award

CIHT Innovation Award

The 5th Annual CIHT (The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation) Awards ceremony took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on the 16th of June 2010. Crown International’s VMC Pole won the Innovation category, which is its second industry award. The CIHT Awards celebrate and reward remarkable achievements in the highways and... (Read More)

InterTraffic Innovation Award

InterTraffic 2010 Innovation Award

We are thrilled to announce that Crown International’s VMC Pole has won the Innovation Award in the Infrastructure category at the 2010 Inter Traffic Exhibition in Amsterdam. The VMC Pole is a brand new product from Crown International that allow equipment such as traffic signs to be hung over the motorway however it also... (Read More)

InterTraffic 2010

InterTraffic 2010

InterTraffic is one of the most important International events for the traffic and transportation industry, it is a great opportunity to meet with the entire industry, this year it was held at the RIA in Amsterdam. Crown International took advantage of this huge stage to exhibit the new and revolutionary... (Read More)