Zaun becomes one of the UK’s brightest private companies.
Zaun has recently been shortlisted for the finals of the Thinking Business awards, an initiative run by HSBC. The initiative has seen the leading Midlands based integrated fencing manufacturer listed among the UK’s top 54 most ambitious business thinkers as featured in the Daily Telegraph in September 2011 within a four-page supplement.
Co-owners Alastair Henman and Paul Painter have steered the strategic development of Zaun through this difficult financial period. They deserve significant praise for their continual investment in the business to secure its long-term growth.
Zaun has bucked the recession from the financial crisis relatively unscathed thanks to demanding at home for its high-security fences. The business, which has invested significantly in the research and development of new products which specifically target the security and export markets, has seen growth across the Middle East and via its regional operation in northern France, a division that services Northern Europe. This has coincided with a £5m investment in a purpose-built manufacturing facility in the West Midlands.
HSBC – The Shortlist
Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK. 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 remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. 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 member 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.