Herstal acquired its initial (temporary) Private Security Agency License to Operate in February 2008. It’s initial posting was with a marketing company in Antipolo Rizal. In April 2008, Herstal joined the ranks of security providers for San Miguel Corporation, when it was contracted to secure the San Miguel Foods Corporation (SMFC) in Barangay Ugong. Two (2) more San Miguel plants were contracted to Herstal in July 2008, Prime Packaging Plant in Tanza, Cavite and Metal Forming & Lithography Plant in Canlubang, Laguna. In.August 2008, Herstal opened its Cebu Branch to comply with negotiation requirements with its first client in Cebu, the Taiheiyo Cement Phils., Inc.
Thus, when Herstal applied for a Regular License to Operate which was issued in March 2009, it has achieved more than the 200-guard requirement for a regular license.
In 2009, Herstal joined the accredited security providers of SM Malls with SM City Marikina as its first posting, followed by SM City Cebu in July 2009, SM City Sta. Rosa in November 2009, SM City Calamba in August 2010, and SM Center Muntinlupa in July 2011.