IPM Group are proud to announce we are supplying Norbord Europe, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products with our access control safeguarding technology, the inteliPod. Norbord Europe’s products are used extensively throughout construction, furniture, and DIY industries, therefore, it crucial their sites remain safe and efficient. Similarly, to IPM Group, Norbord are committed to their customers and employees and wanted to safeguard them during their factory shut down, they decided to embrace advancements in technology to safeguard everyone on this time-critical project.

In order to create a safe work environment for their employees, Alan Cadden, Norbord Group Planning Engineer, wanted to secure the entrance and have an accurate measure of control for access and egress that turnstiles just cannot provide.  He also wanted to save money on dedicated labour in staff clocking people in and out and taking temperature manually. Alan reached out to our inteliPod Sales Director, Gugan, who talked him through the benefits of the inteliPod following a recommendation from one of our trusted suppliers, HSS Hire.

Following the site shutdown, we spoke to Alan Cadden, Norbord Group Planning Engineer to get his honest opinions on the inteliPods functionality. Here’s what Alan had to say,

What were the main benefits that stuck out to you?

  • “The cost saving on manual labour, roughly £550 per week with the automated solution that cannot be bypassed”.
  • “Peace of mind for the workers and management, we all had concerns over foreign workers coming into the UK with unknown covid variants, but the inteliPod highlighted everyone with a high temperature and immediately refused them entry to the site.”
  • “It gave us a greater measure of control on-site as there was no backward passing of fobs or people letting each other in.”
  • “We were able to demonstrate to our H&S team that we were in control, and they used this on their risk assessment.”


What did you think of the service IPM Group provided you?


“From start to finish the team at IPM Group have been extremely remarkable, very informative and nothing was too much work for their team. The inteliPod engineer James was available on the phone at any time together with Gugan the Sales Director, we also had regular communications via both email and phone with the Project Manager Chris.  They truly became a part of my team during this shutdown and a huge support.”


Would you recommend inteliPod and use our services again?


“Yes, we have already discussed this with our Management Team and the IPM Group Sales Director

, we are looking at replacing our turnstiles with the inteliPod throughout all our sites within Europe.”


Is there anything else you would like to say?


“100% of our staff loved using the inteliPod as it was so much easier than our turnstiles.”


We would like to thank Norbord Europe and Alan Cadden for choosing inteliPod and for leaving us such incredible feedback. We look forward to our continued collaboration into the future.


If you would like to learn more about the inteliPod, its features, and how it can improve the efficiency of your next project, get in touch with a member of our helpful team today by clicking here.