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Binns focuses FCA on delivering for its members

Zaun FencingThe Fencing Contractors Association (FCA) is on a mission to re-engage fully with members and adopt their priorities as its mission guide.

That’s the mandate on which incoming chairman Adam Binns believes he has been elected, since taking office for his two-year term at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 25 February.

The AGM ratified the appointment of Administration Services Ltd (ASL) – who tabled a report at the meeting on its survey of all 150 members – to replace retiring general secretary Wendy Baker as FCA administration. Continue reading...

Zaun flushes out ‘super sewer’ security scheme

Zaun London SewerThe official opening of London’s new multi-million pound ‘super sewer’ has triggered the installation of high security perimeter protection for its main access points.

Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson opened Thames Water’s extension to the Lee Tunnel by flushing a toilet in an underground ceremony, declaring the £678 million project ‘an amazing achievement for British engineering’. Continue reading...

Seamless integration drew admirers at rebadged SCTX

Zaun FencingA rare combination of seamlessly-integrated perimeter protection systems was one of the main attractions for security managers and specifiers of critical national infrastructure sites at the rebranded Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) 2016.

The Zaun Group majored on its stand (J50) on its unique ability to design, manufacture and install both physical and electronic perimeter security systems, all from a single source.

The integrated offer includes Zaun’s extensive range of SR rated fencing and gates and a raft of electronic monitoring innovations from software security expert EyeLynx. Continue reading...

Zaun productivity and processes benefit from investment

ZaunFactoryA string of production equipment acquisitions over the past year has helped make Zaun the leanest manufacturer in the perimeter systems market.

Previous investments focused on the 44,000 sq ft multi-million-pound Paul Holloway Manufacturing Facility that houses the world’s largest mesh weaving machine, which produces ArmaWeave, Zaun’s most intruder resistant product for the high security market. Continue reading...

Heald Ltd granted Made in Britain marque for its unique products

Heald Ltd Made in BritianSecurity product manufacturer, Heald Ltd has been granted use of the Made in Britain marque for its unique product offering.

The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base, with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as government buildings, airports and shopping centres.

The Made in Britain marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods made abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today. Continue reading...

MoJ approves Zaun Group companies to supply prison fencing

2015112001 MoJ approved fence postsZaun Group companies have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) approved supplier and installer list of fencing materials.

The MoJ published a framework contract for the supply of fencing materials on 2 June, inviting tenders and requests to participate.

It has now concluded its selection process, including financial audits and sample installations for inspection and testing by MoJ personnel. Continue reading...

Jacksons Fencing help Eurotunnel provide secure perimeter

Jacksons Fencing Eurotunnel SecurityJacksons Fencing one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has successfully completed 8.5km of security fencing and associated gates at the Eurotunnel Terminal, Coquelles, France as part of the Anglo – French commitment to securing key parts of the site against illegal and dangerous migration activity.  

Located just 12.4km from the UK entrance to Eurotunnel in Folkestone and with a reputation for delivering certified and approved security fencing systems to other high profile sites of critical national importance, the family owned firm completed the project which included more than 40 pedestrian and vehicle gates over an eight week period, to meet a very challenging deadline. Continue reading...

Shard owners ramp up security after Greenpeace stunt

Zaun Shard ProtectionSpecialist CCTV with intruder detection systems were installed at the tallest building in the European Union after protesters climbed to the summit.

Six Greenpeace activists, all of them women, scaled the iconic Shard in London and unfurled a flag with “Save the Arctic” on it to protest against plans to drill in the Arctic by the oil company Shell.

The Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, inaugurated the 95-storey 310m building on 6 July 2012 in a ceremony attended by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Continue reading...

Gas network turns to prison style security

zaunOne of the UK’s largest gas distributors has specified prison-style double skin steel mesh and special fence toppings to secure its gas distribution network across the north of England.

They have turned to the Zaun group and its HiSec DualSkin and Flexible Steel Topping (FST) products.

The distributor delivers gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses and around 6.7 million individuals in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire through a vast network of 37,000km of gas pipes – enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back again! Continue reading...

Zaun opens gates to Thames Water

zaunPerimeter fencing expert Zaun has installed trackless bi-folding automatic speed gates at a Thames Water administration building.

The vehicle gates – which incorporate live-monitored safety edges, dual height safety photocells and manual-disengaging vertical infill bars – have replaced old rising arm barriers at Kemble Court, Thames Water’s Operations Management Centre in Reading.

Zaun also installed an adjacent pedestrian turnstile with a passage for bicycles and integrated the installation into existing fencing with 1.8m high HiSec fencing. Continue reading...

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