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The reported upturn in Belgravium Technologies incoming order rate, which saw excellent figures posted for 2006, sees no sign of abating.
Substantial projects have been secured across all three operating divisions (Belgravium Ltd, TouchStar Technologies Ltd & Novo IVC) from a significant number of prominent UK organizations.
For Belgravium Ltd some of the more significant project acquisitions are listed below:
In March Belgravium announced that it had secured a substantial order for in excess of 450 of its Atlanta 8000 series Hand Held terminals from Grattan Plc for the Parcelnet arm of the organisation. The deal was thought to be one of the largest for rugged mobile computers within recent history and was won against strong competition from rival US and European manufacturers. As a measure of their confidence in the Atlanta product, Grattan have recently ordered a further 100 units.
Parcelnet was formed in 2000 with the merger of two of the country's best known home shopping companies, Freemans and Grattan, and their two home delivery networks, Speedlink and Direct Line. Grattan had extensive experience of utilising mobile computing technology and were well aware of the requirement for terminals to be rugged enough to survive harsh environments. Belgravium had been a key supplier of mobile computers to Grattan since the late 1980s and had acquired a solid reputation for excellent product, technical service and general support, although this did not exempt Belgravium equipment from the vigorous technical evaluation process undertaken by the Grattan project team ! The Atlanta rugged CE.NET terminal with colour screen was chosen for its excellent ergonomics, small footprint, light weight and balance.
With distributors in over 130 countries worldwide and annual sales which exceed $1.2 billion, Cummins Power Generation continues to dominate the world-wide power systems business.
Cummins Power Generation is a division of Cummins Inc, global leaders in the manufacture of diesel engines over 200hp. The unique expertise of Cummins Power itself lies within the design and manufacture of power generation equipment offering solutions to retail, manufacturing, health and utility industries. Their main philosophy focuses on meeting their customers exact requirements by providing the resources and capabilities to provide the best engineering solution for ultimate peace of mind.
Cummins belief in its expert system design, product reliability and worldwide customer support is supported by its continual growth in geographical presence. 2006 saw the opening of another warehouse operation in Ramsgate, Kent and the company successfully enhanced their new operation by implementing a new wireless RF data capture system. Cummins originally chose Belgraviums Atlanta 8000 Series and the truck mountable Toronto 9000 Series. These units are now well-proven within the Ramsgate facility, so much so that Cummins have just placed an order for a significant further quantity of Belgravium equipment.
Associated British Ports ( ABP)
ABP is the UKs leading ports business, providing innovative and high-quality port facilities and services to shippers and cargo owners.
In addition to ports located all around the UK, ABP has a number of businesses offering specialist services, including a value-added services division, ABP Connect. ABP Connect adds value to supply-chain management through its warehousing, distribution, transportation and logistics services throughout the UK. Its USA-based sister company, AMPORTS, provides port-located vehicle-processing services. Its UK subsidiary offers similar vehicle processing activities with the addition of stevedoring, freight forwarding, and vehicle and container storage services.
Belgravium have wide experience of supplying systems to Port operators and ABP had no hesitation in selecting the company to provide its wireless terminals and infrastructure for its Hams Hall (Birmingham) facility. ABP have selected Monaco vehicle terminals and Geneva hand-helds running under a Wi-Fi wireless infrastructure.
Commenting on an excellent half year, Mark Hardy (Group Managing Director, Belgravium Technologies) stated : What is really encouraging for me is that were seeing a strong sales pipeline across all three operating divisions. Each division operates within an entirely separate market sector. TouchStar focus on solutions for the fuel delivery market, whilst Novo supply airline point of sales systems. Belgravium Ltd concentrate on the manufacture and supply of real-time mobile computing systems for the logistics sector. This sector experienced a marked slowdown for a number of years but 2006 saw strong resurgence and this looks set to continue. With an expanding product portfolio, Belgravium Ltd are well positioned to exploit this upturn.
Belgravium, formed in 1982, is a hardware manufacturer and solutions provider. Its range of rugged mobile computing devices has been sold into 300+ sites across Europe, including Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd, Toys R Us, Corus, Mattel and Wincanton. The company is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.