Zaun visited by Olympic Delivery Authority

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A delegation from the Olympic Delivery Authority recently visited Zaun Limited to see how the benefits of winning the 2012 Olympic Games had spread to the Midlands and to promote Olympic opportunities in the area further.

John Armitt (centre), chairman of the ODA

The day started with John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, delivering an upbeat message to nearly 600 delegates from across the West Midlands who attended a special breakfast briefing. The visit to Zaun’s 50,000 sq ft site followed, where Mr Armitt and other members of the ODA committee were given a brief presentation regarding Zaun’s progress with the Olympic contract and the companies aspirations for the future. Also in attendance was Jim Johnston, Business Manager of Advantage West Midlands, whose role is to promote 2012 opportunities in the region.

“Advantage West Midlands has around 300 employees. I am based in the Tourism and Leisure Unit, but I am working on maximising economic benefits for the West Midlands by encouraging firms to bid for and win tenders from London2012,” said Jim.

Two-tier contractors have issued a joint tender to design, manufacture, supply and install new high-security fencing and gates around the 17Km perimeter of the Olympic Park site in Stratford, east London. The fence is 5m high with 7m lighting columns every 25m. Zaun beat off three other shortlisted companies to win the contract. Having started work on-site in January, it is expected that the fence will be fully in place by the end of the year.

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About Zaun

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.

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