The company previously helped build sections of security fence already separating the two countries
Betafence, which describes itself as a “worldwide leader of fencing and access control”, has been rumoured to land the lucrative contract for Mr Trump’s flagstone policy.
Based in Sheffield, the company – owned by CVC Capital Partners – previously helped build sections of security fence already separating the two countries.
Roughly 403 miles of the 1,900-mile-long border has an existing barrier, but the billionaire made building a wall covering the entire length a lynchpin of his presidential campaign.
And after backing down on some aspects of his plan, admitting it would most likely be a fence in some places, the UK-based company looks to be in pole position to provide the goods.
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The structures, fences and walls that mark the border between the United States and Mexico as President Donald Trump reiterates his promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Combo with images of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. taken in the states of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and in the states of Arizona and California, U.S., between July 2, 2016 and January 25, 2017.
The property tycoon signed an executive order within days of assuming office directing the "immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border”.
And despite ploughing ahead with plans for the wall, the issue of payment still remains with Mr Trump remaining adamant that Mexico will pay, while it flatly refuses.
Aaron Cope, Betafence's director of sales for North America, agreed with the new commander-in-chief’s analysis of US security, previously saying: “In North America, we are so far behind in physical security compared with the rest of the world.”
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Roughly 403 miles of the 1,900 mile long border has an existing barrier
He said before the election that the company stood to gain more business should Donald Trump win.
Employing some 1,400 people around the world, Betafence has also helped build security fences in Hong Kong and the UAE, as well as the USA-Mexico partition.
And its brochure and website boasts of its building capabilities, saying: “In today’s age of turmoil and global conflict, international borders are becoming increasingly vulnerable to circumvention and even targeted by armed groups.
We are so far behind in physical security
“The growing threat of terrorism, smuggling, illegal immigration and random crime have made protecting borders a top priority for most governments.
“At Betafence, our mission is to provide proven solutions to help protect your critical borders.
“Our hardened perimeter fencing systems control access, and deter, detect, delay and even protect against physical attacks.
The property tycoon signed an executive order within days of assuming office
“We know a strong perimeter defence is the first and most important step in preparing for the unknown.
“Our strength lies in our integrated approach to security solutions, and we specialise in high security, wide-area and remote location border protection systems.”
Despite the promising outlook, a spokesman refused to comment on the plans after Mr Trump’s election win, saying it was “too early”.
Aaron Cope said the company stood to gain more business should Mr Trump win
The spokesman said: “We are a high-security company and we don’t really like to comment on what our business is doing.”
The Sheffield factory is the Belgium firm’s last UK site after they closed down their Wigan premises in 2009.
Betafence is also the parent company of Hesco, based in Leeds, which provides security fence to government agencies and for use in war zones.