Smiths Detection wins €19m Italian Customs Order for Cargo Scanners

  Smiths Detection wins €19m Italian Customs Order for Cargo Scanners

Business Wire

VITRY, France -- January 30, 2013

Smiths Detection today announces a €19m contract with the Italian Customs
Agency to supply high-energy X-ray cargo scanners for deployment at six major
ports including Naples, Genoa and Bari.

The HCVG inspection systems, which can detect contraband, narcotics and
weapons, will also be used for confirming cargo details to ensure customs and
excise duty and trade taxes are in order.

Able to inspect up to 20 containers, trucks or vans an hour, the
gantry-mounted scanners can penetrate steel 330mm thick. A detailed X-ray
image, which features organic and inorganic material discrimination using
viZual imaging software, is produced by a single scan of the load.

Ian May, Senior Vice President of Sales, Smiths Detection said: “We have
worked closely with Italian customs for many years, not only supplying
detection systems but also providing the highest standard of after-market
service. This latest contract underlines the continuing success of our
customer-driven approach.”

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.


Smiths Detection
Colin McSeveny
Head of Group Media Relations
+44 (0)20 7808 5534
Barbara Zanzinger
Director Communications and Marketing (EMEA)
+49 (0)611 9412 422
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