Cambridge, 6th February 2019
Sepura recently recognised their long-time partner Abiom for a record-breaking performance in 2018 after Abiom were awarded significant contracts to provide communication solutions to public safety organisations in both Holland and Belgium.
Abiom have won agreements to provide over 60,000 TETRA terminals to Dutch police forces in 2019, representing the largest single shipment of Sepura terminals in one order. Significant numbers of terminals are also being provided to other emergency services, including ambulance and emergency response teams, as well as users on the ASTRID network in Belgium. The market leading SC20 and SC21 TETRA terminals, many of which are already in operation, are enabling users in both countries to communicate safely with both voice and data, significantly enhancing their operations.
As elsewhere, Dutch and Belgian users repeatedly referenced the audio quality and usability of Sepura devices being significant factors when carrying out user evaluations. This is a trend also seen in the UK, where a number of police forces have invested in new devices to refresh their radio fleets while the UK awaits the implantation of the ESN programme.
Terence Ledger, Sales and Marketing Director at Sepura said: “We are delighted to cement our positive working relationship with Abiom and to provide users in both Holland and Belgium with these new devices, which will confirm Sepura’s position as the leading supplier of TETRA Public Safety radios in Europe”.
Gary Maughan, Regional Director for Northern Europe at Sepura added “Abiom’s recent success is a tribute to the dedication and thoroughness with which they look to serve their customers. We are delighted to share this award with them and look forward to many years of future success.”
Bas de Grood, CEO at Abiom said: “This reward means a lot to our team. It recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes to understand our customers’ needs and is the result of many years of development in close partnership with Sepura in order to deliver the best possible solution for our customers in the public safety market”.
Image: Bas de Grood (extreme left), CEO of Abiom & Hans de Poortere, Business Unit Manager for Belgium at Abiom, receive the sales awards from Sepura’s Sales and Marketing Director Terence Ledger and Regional Director Northern Europe, Gary Maughan.