About Us.

Hill & Smith

With safety at the forefront of everything we do, our aim is to design and develop products and systems that assist the world in returning home safely at the end of every day. Coupled with exceptional customer service combined with strategically targeting sectors relevant to our capabilities, we will drive sustainable growth underpinning future commercial success.

With a long, deep-rooted history in the West Midlands, we are proud to still reside in the heart of the UK. With exceptional manufacturing capabilities, coupled with meticulous health and safety practises, we continue to go above and beyond to ensure we’re able to fulfil the changing demands of the global highway markets.

We are proud members of the HS Roads and HS Security Groups, of which are all fully endorsed by the Hill & Smith Holdings PLC. We are now able to strategically offer turnkey solutions to encourage the growth and improvement of the highways and infrastructure markets around the world. With our combined resources and expertise, clients are able to obtain world leading highway safety solutions and intelligent protection systems that will work coherently with one another.


Hill and Smith Brifen


Hill and Smith Bristorm


Hill & Smith are members of the HS Roads and HS Security groups. Specialising in the development of Vehicle Restraint Systems for the highways sector, Hill & Smith design and independently test their systems to EN1317, NCHRP 350 and MASH. Their range includes the Flexbeam Family, the Brifen VRS and non-proprietary safety barrier systems.

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Our history.


The Hill & Smith doors opened for business


Incorporated as a Limited company


Started constructional steel and iron work: gates, railings, bridges


We started manufacturing Highways Agency VRS (NPSBS)


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC was established


Hill & Smith acquired and developed the Brifen VRS


Developed the Flexbeam Family of VRS


Bristorm HVM development began


Expanded our International distributor network

Our team.

A group of experienced and professional individuals working together to make Hill & Smith the success it is today!

Manufacturing all Flexbeam and Brifen VRS

UK Manufacturing.

By continuing to make improvements across our production facility we have achieved numerous certifications including the FORS Gold Award and the RoSPA Gold Award for accident prevention.

Manufacturing all Flexbeam and Brifen VRS

We have now completed a successful migration from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001:2018- Occupational Health & Safety Management System. Over 7,600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases. The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums. ISO 45001 is a standard that helps organisations to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

Manufacturing all Flexbeam and Brifen VRS

HS Roads

Intelligent Highway Solutions.

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Hill & Smith is part of HS Roads; a large group of innovative businesses that specialise in the design and development of intelligent highway solutions that are tested to a diverse range of international standards- Asset Structures, Asset VRS, ATA, Berry Systems, Hardstaff Barriers, Hill & Smith Inc, Hill & Smith Limited, Mallatite, Varley & Gulliver and VMS.

The HS Roads group have supplied safety critical solutions to global markets for many years including highway safety barriers, signs, structural supports and lighting solutions. The vast experience and knowledge shared across the group allows us meet the changing demands and expectations therefore ensuring people, around the world, can return home safely at the end of each day.

HS Security

Intelligent Protection.

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Hill & Smith is also part of HS Security which represents a prestigious group of companies specialising in highly advanced physical security solutions – Barkers Fencing, Technocover, Hardstaff Barriers, Parking Facilities, Berry Systems and ATG Access. This includes products for temporary and permanent security in both urban and industrial environments.

The international terrorism threat is constantly developing, presenting major challenges for governments and law enforcement agencies globally. The companies within HS Security work directly alongside these organisations to develop the latest innovations to ensure people, assets and perimeters are protected.

Our Credentials.


Hill & Smith are committed to continually improve Quality of product and service, Health & Safety practices and Environmental activities within its organisation and as a result have achieved many approvals and certifications.

BSI Assurance Mark ISO 45001 Black
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