Zaun’s infrastructure investment continues with a brand new Coil Grabber


At Zaun we’re dedicated to improving our working practices wherever and however possible. With that in mind we’re in a constant state of infrastructure investment, to better allow ourselves to meet the ever-developing needs of our customers. It’s essential the efficiency is married with the health and safety of our workforce, however, so this is a constant consideration with every choice we make.

To that end, we’re proud to announce our investment in a brand new Pfeifer three tonne wire coil grab.

What will the coil grabber do?

Our new wire coil grab is going to allow us to lift coils with greater safety and efficiency. Installed in the Zaun mesh manufacturing facility, where our team are already beginning to see the benefits it can offer.

The wire coil grab allows vertical storage of wire, meaning there’s no longer any need to roll the coils. Another clear benefit is that it offers consistent weight and height between individual packed coils, which makes storage that much more efficient. We are able to plan with regularity how many coils will be able to fit safely into a vertical stack, without the need for chocks.

These stacked coils ultimately take up less space in our storage facility, and allow us to bring even more uniformity to the manufacturing process. This is a part of our drive to continually drive up the already exceptional quality control we implement.

Why have we invested?

As specialists in the manufacturing of a range of mesh products, it’s essential that we’re confident in the storage and transportation of our wire coils. This is for many reasons, the first of which is health and safety. Tightly packet coils can present a considerable injury risk if not handled with appropriate equipment – our new coil grabber allows us to move coils with a greatly reduced risk.

The new coil grabber allows us to transport and store coils easily and efficiently, which allows us to make much better use of our available storage space. The quicker we can store coils, the quicker we will be able to continue the overall manufacturing process. This, ultimately, leads to decreases in lead times and allows us to fulfil orders faster.

Investment is one thing, and a very important one, but it’s of equal importance that the investment is made into machinery that will make a difference.

Making efficiency improvements is at the core of everything we do at Zaun, however those improvements must never come at the cost of health and safety or overall quality control. Our investment in the three-tonne coil stack allows us to make those improvements in efficiency, while also offering our clients the peace of mind that our impeccable quality standards remain.

More investments going forward

Our coil stacker is just one of many investments in infrastructure planned for Zaun. Going forward we’re committed to making sure we’re able to improve our storage and manufacturing processes in any way possible. If we can make savings in time and efficiency without the need to sacrifice quality, it allows us to continually improve the value proposition we offer our customers.

We have already taken delivery of our coil stacker and are putting it to work, and the benefits are already beginning to manifest. This is just one of many key investments Zaun intends to make going forward – so keep watching this space for more updates.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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