Martinique host to latest Zaun prison project

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The Caribbean is the exotic location of Zaun’s latest ‘prison job’.

The high-security steel mesh manufacturer has supplied its prison-standard 358 fencings to secure the penitentiary centre of Ducos on the island of Martinique.

The overseas department, with an area of 1,128 sq km, is one of the eighteen regions of France.  The prison, administered by the French Ministry of Justice, was opened in 1996 and can house up to 969 prisoners.

Ducos has located 14 km from Fort-de-France in a town of 16 000 inhabitants and includes much accommodation to allow families to stay together while prisoners serve their sentences.

Zaun shipped three gates, 582m of HiSec mesh panels to heights of 3m and 5m and fence posts, clamp bars and fixings to fencing contractor DIRICKX Groupe, an international specialist in perimeter protection.

Zaun is on the UK Ministry of Justice approved supplier and installer list of fencing materials and recently supplied the Wrexham super prison HMP Berwyn.

HiSec is endemic throughout UK prisons due to its tight mesh formation and the fact it can go to 5.2m in height in a single panel.

It can easily be integrated with different toppings, as in this case, and with CCTV, PIDs and other electronic security enhancements.


About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems manufacturing the UK’s entire system.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations, including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business, including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remained a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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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