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In the middle of some unnamed desert, a truck is barrelling down the sole stretch of road visible in this arid, desolate landscape. As the lumbering behemoth picks up speed, text on the screen informs us that the truck weighs 6,800 kilograms and is travelling at 50 kilometres per hour.

Suddenly, and without warning, the vehicle seems to hit an invisible wall, its cabin exploding with the force of the impact. The many-wheeled monster that, mere seconds ago, had been cruising along as effortlessly as a dry leaf floating on a chilly autumn breeze, has been brought to a complete – and violent – standstill.

Only once the dust and debris have settled does the obstruction become visible: a single, inconspicuous cylinder planted in the middle of the road. The scene would have been almost comical – a seven tonne truck felled by a structure standing no higher than an adult’s knee – were it not so very impressive.

Welcome to the high-octane world of FAAC traffic bollards.

Precision-engineered at the company’s manufacturing base in Bologna, Italy, FAAC bollards combine exceptional aesthetics infused with a uniquely European approach to design, with incredible durability and tenacity.

Following last year’s acquisition of Centurion Systems by the Italian brand, CENTURION has been introducing FAAC bollards into new markets where they have been very well-received and have seen wide-spread implementation, especially on the African continent.

The FAAC bollard range includes both static and remote-operated models for commercial, residential and industrial traffic control applications, and the powerful pylons can be found the world over including a site in Nairobi where they have been paired with some CENTURION SECTOR II traffic barriers and, most recently, the Perth Stadium in Australia.

For more information about the FAAC range of bollards, or to place your order, speak to your CENTURION sales representative or give us a call directly on +27 11 699 2400. Alternatively, just drop us a mail at sales@centsys.co.za.