Gunnebo books orders for entrance control equipment worth MSEK 18 from China and Colombia
International security group Gunnebo’s subsidiary Gunnebo Entrance Control has signed contracts to deliver gate barriers to the Beijing underground railway system and turnstiles for Colombia’s extensive bus network. In all, these orders are worth MSEK 18.
Japan’s Omron and Gunnebo Entrance Control have signed a contract for the joint delivery of barriers to 16 stations along the Beijing metro system’s line No 5. The deliveries will be phased and begin in December 2005. “Our new generation of flap type mechanism combines improved performance with compactness, which allows it to be integrated in a smaller cabinet with considerable saving of space. The flaps are manufactured out of an elastic material with a telescopic function, which allows safe and effective passage,” explains Leo Detassis, General Manager of Gunnebo Entrance Control’s Metro Division. Gunnebo Entrance Control has also signed an agreement with two Colombian companies, Recisa and SAR/Angelcom, for installations at bus terminals in Pereira and Bogotá. The Pereira order is for 350 turnstiles to be delivered for installation in entrances and exits where passengers alight. Transmilenio’s bus terminals in Bogotá have already had 500 Hercules mechanisms from Gunnebo installed; these are now being complemented with 80 turnstiles, of which half are fitted with drop arms for rapid evacuation in the event of a power cut or other kind of emergency situation. “Transmilenio has become a model in South America for efficient and cost-effective public transport. Several developing countries are installing similar systems, which represent savings when compared with a comprehensive metro network. Our security gates and turnstiles meet the need for rapid passage, which is essential when large crowds of people are on the move,” says Detassis. GUNNEBO AB (publ) Information For further information please contact: Rob Wheeler, President Gunnebo Entrance Control AB, tel. +44 182 574 61 32, mobile +44 791 921 77 10, or Leo Detassis, General Manager of Gunnebo Entrance Control’s Metro Division, tel +39 (0)46 124 89 70, mobile +39 335 628 41 22 (mobile), or Janerik Dimming, SvP Group Communications Gunnebo AB, tel +46 31 83 68 03, mobile +46 705 83 68 03 (mobile); email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.gunnebo.com