Betafence chief visits city

Frank Meysman, Chairman of the Betafence Group (left) and Kevin Steers, Betafence UK General Manager.)
Frank Meysman, Chairman of the Betafence Group (left) and Kevin Steers, Betafence UK General Manager.)
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New Betafence chairman Frank Meysman has visited the company’s Shepcote Lane factory as part of a fact-finding tour of all the world leading fencing group’s sites.

Prior to joining Betafence, Mr Meysman worked at the highest level with a number of multinational companies, including being the vice president of the Sara Lee Corporation and president of Douwe Egberts subsidiary.

Mr Meysman said: “The Group recognises the important contribution the plant makes to the economy of Sheffield and to that of the UK and we are committed to ensuring its continued success and competitiveness.

“This can only be realised with the help of all stakeholders.”

Betafence’s UK general manager, Kevin Steers, said: “We are grateful to Mr Meysman for sharing his considerable experience, expertise and insight. He made a number of very useful proposals which will greatly assist us in achieving our ambitions of on-going growth and constantly improved customer service.”

Betafence employs 300 people in Sheffield, where it makes a wide range of fencing for the industrial and agricultural sectors.

The group’s Italian subsidiary supplied security fencing for the Lib Dem conference in the city.