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Zaun Hosts Made in Britain Event

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that promotes the value of British manufacturing as a differentiator is coming to Wolverhampton for its first sales and marketing workshop of the new autumn season. Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun will host the Made in Britain workshop on Wednesday 19 September, focused on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates will hear about […]

Zaun Sells Palisade

Last updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Pioneering perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has entered into a previously-untapped market for the Wolverhampton-based business by introducing Palisade fencing to its extensive product portfolio. The facility in Wolverhampton now boasts the most modern Palisade rolling line in the UK, which runs 24 hours a day. Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “This is […]

Alpha Role in Latest Film

Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018

What’s the connection between Spider-Man, Batman, an ITV drama, a home restoration show and a supermarket Christmas ad? Answer: they have all found a role for products from Huthwaite-based metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail. A backstage role in the super hero’s newest adventure movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is the latest accolade for Alpha Rail. […]

Tennis Top Priority at London Park Revamp

Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The redevelopment of tennis courts in a London borough park are the first priority in a 15-year masterplan. The London Borough of Hounslow’s planning committee approved Gunnersbury 2026 in January 2016 to unlock the potential of sports facilities at Gunnersbury Park – with tennis courts the first priority and a new indoor community sports hub. Essex-based ETC […]

ArmaWeave Achieves Steepest Raking Yet

Last updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This photo shows the incredible raking ability of Zaun’s ArmaWeave fencing system. Accredited ArmaWeave installer Crime and Fire Defence Systems carried out the installation at a high security site, where the fence climbed a 50m-long 25°slope using full width panels. Zaun owner and co-founder Alastair Henman said: “The raking powers are such a big benefit over 358 […]

Alpha Help Transform York Racecourse

Last updated: Thursday, July 26, 2018

York Racecourse has poured £4m into a redevelopment of the course enclosure to overhaul many of the historic buildings on site. Main contractor Lindum Construction appointed Alpha Rail to help restore many of the original aesthetics of the enclosure area by manufacturing and installing metal railings and gates in designs typical of the era as part of phase 2 of the […]

Hove Gets Upgraded 3G Football Pitch

Last updated: Thursday, July 26, 2018

A haven for dog walkers, runners, playing kids and sports players in Hove has had its football pitch upgraded. Brighton & Hove City Council appointed Essex-based ETC Sports Surfaces to the 70x31m pitch reconstruction at Hove Park, East Sussex. The project consisted of the resurfacing of an existing Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) with a modern […]

Zaun Fastline Link-Up

Last updated: Monday, July 23, 2018

Two major Midland manufacturers, Fastline Steel Services UK and Zaun, have cemented a new collaboration which has been described as creating ‘a new powerhouse’ in the industry. Owners Mike Fellows of Fastline and Alastair Henman of Zaun have been in extensive negotiations. Fastline are now a shareholder of Zaun with Fellows taking up a directorship […]

Rolling Gear Makes Gates a Breeze

Last updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Hampshire foundry is claiming to have made sliding gate manufacture, installation and operation simpler. Sterling Foundry Ltd, a part of the Cardin group of companies, says its CAIS rolling gear has revolutionised sliding gates. Ken Hurford from Sterling’s sales and marketing said: “Many new customers are finding the CAIS hardware package a breeze to make and […]

North East Manufacturer Eyes Southern Sales

Last updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hartlepool-based expanded metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company has appointed a new territory sales manager for the south of England. Russell Lobb, from Newbury, brings more than 12 years of experience in sales in the electronics and polymers sectors, most recently as general manager for vibration management system specialist Curotec Team Ltd.  He studied Marketing at […]