Smiths Detection Provides Air Cargo Solutions for all Concordia’s U.S. Facilities
Concordia Uses Smiths Detection Technology to Maintain Speed of Commerce, Protect Integrity of Freight
Pine Brook, NJ, April 29. 2009 - Smiths Detection today announces Concordia International Forwarding Corporation has chosen Smiths Detection’s explosives trace detectors to protect its customers’ merchandise to meet the Transportation Security Administration (TSA’s) air cargo screening mandate.
Each of Concordia’s 15 U.S. sites will use the IONSCAN 500DT, the latest in Smiths Detection’s desktop trace detection technologies which can detect tiny amounts of explosives from a single sample in a few seconds.
Mark Laustra, Vice President of Homeland Security, Smiths Detection, said: “Our trace detection solutions provide an unparalleled level of protection while facilitating the business flow for freight forwarders, airlines and indirect air carriers.”
Concordia’s Corporate Vice President, Paul Emposimato III, said: “When we researched options for screening solutions, Smiths Detection was the only choice that made sense. The IONSCAN 500DT technology allows us to comply with the mandate without negatively impacting our transit time.
“Additionally, the 500DTs enable our customers to have complete confidence in both the integrity of their packaging and merchandise and the assurance that their cargo will arrive in a timely manner. As the economic downturn impacts businesses globally, it is increasingly important that we maintain our competitive edge with reliable security equipment and services.”
The first TSA air cargo screening mandate, which required freight forwarders, indirect air carriers and airlines to screen 50 percent of all air cargo, took effect in February 2009. The second and upcoming TSA mandate requires 100 percent air cargo screening by August 2010.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is part of the global technology business Smiths Group. It offers advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide and is a leading technology developer and manufacturer of sensors that detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons, and contraband. Its advanced technology security solutions also include Smiths Heimann X-ray imaging systems, millimeter-wave technology and a specialist software supply business for the management of large sensor and video surveillance networks. Separate business units focus on related products for the life sciences, and food manufacturing industries. For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com
About Smiths Group
Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide. Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs more than 20,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com
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