Smiths Detection, through its local partner Grupo Empresarial Preventec S.A. has won a contract to supply the Paraguayan Customs Service with an additional high energy inspection system and its first mobile low energy X-ray system. The contract award, which also includes technical support and a multi-year warranty, supports plans to modernize and optimize security checks at ports and border crossings in Paraguay.
HCVMe35, Smiths Detection’s high energy system, which can screen whole trucks, will be the third system of its kind procured by Paraguayan Customs. The low energy ScanVan 8585 is a mobile checkpoint for small packages and goods inspection and will also serve to deter and decrease the transit of commercial contraband, weapons, and narcotics.
Eduardo Parodi, Vice President, LAC & US Regional Sales, Smiths Detection, said: “Our e35 series of cutting-edge high energy inspection systems, combined with strong local service capabilities in an easy-to-use package for a range of environments. Our solutions allow government agencies like Paraguayan Customs to make fast and effective decisions in their efforts to intercept contraband and collect duties while ensuring an optimized flow of goods through its country. The proven support and expertise of Preven-Tec is a key contributor to winning this latest award.”
Preven- Tec Sistemas de Seguridad, Paraguayan is a leading supplier of X-ray inspection systems, explosives detection, narcotics and chemical agents detection systems, with 31 years of experience in their local market, able to market high energy systems while providing local technical support, with factory trained personnel.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It is the subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies. Smiths Detection Inc.’s major customer training center is located at its North American headquarters in Edgewood, MD. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global technology business, which employs some 23.000 people around the world.