Smiths Detection opens Saudi office to meet growing regional security demands
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, July 23. 2012 - Smiths Detection has opened an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help meet the demands of its Middle East customers and expand its presence in a rapidly growing market.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “Our new Riyadh facility will allow us to work more closely with our regional customers and to support Saudi Arabia’s commitment to the security of its citizens, ports, borders and airports.”
More than 600 systems, including advanced X-ray systems, trace detectors and high-energy cargo scanners, are currently deployed in Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh office is the second to be opened in the Middle East by Smiths Detection which is also represented in United Arab Emirates.
Smiths Detection is the world’s leading provider of advanced technologies to identify constantly evolving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threats. It currently has more than 70,000 X-ray systems in more than 180 countries and almost 200,000 chemical detectors deployed worldwide.
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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