Smiths Detection Wins EUR 5.6m Italian Customs Contract
Rome, Italy, April 18. 2012 - Smiths Detection today announces a €5.6 million service contract with Italian Customs to provide round-the-clock maintenance support for its cargo scanner units deployed at 14 ports in Italy.
The Italian Customs authority, Agenzia delle Dogane, renewed its current service agreement with Smiths Detection for an additional four years. The contract will cover the maintenance of Smiths Detection’s freight-screening fleet which supports Italy’s customs and security staff in their efforts to cut the flow of weapons, narcotics and contraband in and out of the country.
Terry Gibson, Vice President Service, Smiths Detection, said: “The renewal of this contract underscores not only the value of our world-leading security technologies but also the excellent level of after-market service we are able to provide customs authorities across the globe.”
The Smiths Detection equipment covered by the contract comprises mainly advanced mobile X-ray screening systems that provide quick and accurate detection of illicit goods in truck and container consignments.
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Colin McSeveny, Head of Group Media Relations
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