14th September 2022- PRÆSIDIAD continues to expand its global footprint with the latest announcement, that they are investing in Saudi Arabia, and launching PRÆSIDIAD Arabia LTD, a manufacturing facility and sales office that will produce and deliver high-security fencing to secure critical infrastructure for the GCC Countries; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Praesidiad-owned brands Betafence and Hesco products will be manufactured in Dammam, forming a Middle Eastern Hub that will supply industry-leading anti-climb, anti-breach, and hostile vehicle mitigation perimeter security solutions, such as Betafence Securifor, HESCO MIL Units and the latest approved HCIS Fence portfolio.
Dino Koutrouki, Chief Executive Officer, PRÆSIDIAD commented: “These investments are incredibly significant steps towards Praesidiad further establishing the Betafence and Hesco brand in a high-growth market. Our new facilities will provide local recruitment opportunities and it will give us a platform for growth in this region, as well as the capability to export to GCC countries to ensure we can fulfill the increasing demand from our customers.”
PRÆSIDIAD also announced at Intersec, Saudi Arabia that their globally renowned perimeter security brand, Betafence, has further extended its HCIS compliant product portfolio by adding a single skin high-security perimeter fencing solution that surpasses testing defined by HCIS Security and Safety Directives
The new HCIS high security fence has been engineered for critical infrastructure protection to provide a lightweight, advanced forced entry-resistant, high-security fence with desired visibility, even in the most extreme environments.
Betafence is renowned around the world for responding to their customers’ needs, and gained the attention of the Middle East Market, in being the first manufacturer to install an HCIS-approved perimeter fence. This newest addition to the company’s product portfolio complies with Class 1 and Class 2 as defined by HCIS Security and Safety Directives and provides the end-users protection from forced entry, including hostile vehicle mitigation.
This latest development is a prime example of a company understanding the local market, and evolving a solution to meet customer needs,
This unique patented fence offers a single panel design to reduce dust and debris build-up that restricts critical visibility. Designed with a single flexible cable, and no ceramic tubing, engineers at Betafence have created a lightweight fence that is fast and easy to install with a local labour force requiring minimal training. It only requires shallow foundations, reducing the requirement for extensive and expensive groundwork, and can withstand an aggressive attack or breach attempts that exceeds HCIS requirements.
Dino Koutrouki added: “We are investing in the region in many ways, starting with the new manufacturing facility, and, as HCIS compliant fences are critically important for this region, we are building a dedicated product portfolio for this market.”
Praesidiad’s investments are the first stages of a clearly defined investment roadmap for the Middle East.