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HSM (UK) join Secured by Design

Global pioneer of environmental & office tech, improving security & environmental practices with shredders and balers, HSM (UK) have joined Secured by Design.

HSM is a German engineering company, with a UK subsidiary based in the Midlands, specialising in the manufacture of high quality and innovative shredding, compacting and baling equipment.

Almost all HSM products are designed, engineered and assembled from German-sourced raw materials and components in three German manufacturing plants and their products are renowned for quality, performance, durability and longevity.

HSM manufacture a complete range of office shredders from personal to departmental machines at all security levels, that are capable of dealing with classified paper documents and optical media to UK Government NPSA standards. With particular focus on high security shredders, HSM has machines deployed worldwide across Government, Blue Light, Defence and Security Services installations.

With a 3-year warranty on German-built SECURIO office and departmental shredder ranges, they are all equipped with machined hardened solid steel cutting rollers and continuous run motors. Skilled in customer visits, site surveys, proposals and implementations, the experienced UK sales team can assist organisations both large or small on suitable NPSA and GDPR compliant onsite document end of life strategies.

Mark Harper, Head of Office Technology for UK and Ireland at HSM (UK) said: “We are proud to have achieved the approval of Secured by Design as an existing supplier to a number of Central Government and Blue Light establishments through a network of dealers, this approval reinforces the quality of products manufactured by HSM.  We look forward to working with the entire Secured by Design team on promoting our approved products and services more widely to both Blue Light services and the general public.

“In a world that is very much (rightly) focussed on cyber security, the damage that can potentially be done through the loss of personal and confidential data on paper or via digital media cannot be overlooked, but sensitive information on paper remains very hazardous.  It is instantly recognisable, portable, easy to copy and open to the threat of unauthorised access and misuse.  It is important that everyone, but especially government bodies handling highly secure or classified material, not only have the correct equipment to destroy documents to approved NPSA security levels, but they also have robust internal policies to shred all end of life documents as soon as they are no longer needed.  The key to good physical document security should be “Shred all”, “Shred where you work”, “Shred a little and often” and “Shred it NOW”!”

Kenny McHugh, Secured by Design, said: “I’m delighted that HSM (UK) have joined Secured by Design. HSM is a global pioneer of environmental and office technology and produce a range of solutions for homes, businesses, large-scale commercial operations and other institutions. I look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

You can find out more about HSM (UK) and their range of SBD accredited products here.