06th June 2017
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.
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.