Company Profile

J & S Franklin Ltd has over half a century’s experience in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of Defence and Security Equipment for Governments, Defence Forces, Security Forces, NGO’s and commercial customers all over the world.

J & S Franklin is a major Contractor to the UK Ministry of Defence supplying a large proportion of their canvas shelters and camp equipment, as well a supplier to many overseas Governments, Police Forces, International Agencies and the United Nations. We make Tents and Shelters, Camp Equipment, Camp Beds, Mosquito Nets, webbing packs and bags.

J & S Franklin have developed the DefenCell™ Barrier, a rapidly deployed, lightweight, non-metallic, protection system and the modular cellular structure and patented design provide a viable alternative to all defensive applications from sandbags to gabions.

DefenCell is in service with the UN in various missions. It is also supplied to the UK Ministry of Defence and is deployed in Afghanistan, providing ballistic protection to ammunition storage areas as well as the US Military, and several European defence forces.

DefenCell offers significant logistical advantages over sandbags and other barriers systems and has been designed and developed by engineers for many applications:

  • Ballistic Protection
  • Blast Mitigation & UXO Containment
  • HVM Barriers
  • Ground Stabilisation & Retaining Walls
  • CQB & Ranges construction
  • Flood Defences

New additions to the DefenCell product range include a complete selection of DefenCell MAC weldmesh gabions and the latest Securiscape HVM planters and street furniture.