Swindon-based security equipment manufacturer Scanna MSC has won a $3.4m (£2.1m) contract to supply portable x-ray systems to organisers of the World Cup in Brazil this summer and 2016’s Rio Olympics.
Scanna, which employs 20 people at its Shrivenham factory, will provide training, local maintenance and servicing support as well as the equipment.
The systems will be used by Brazil’s federal and military police. The equipment has already been used for the recent Confederations Cup and Papal visit.
Scanna’s equipment is used by a number of agencies in the UK to provide safe and effective investigation of suspect packages, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), forensic search and special operations.
The firm’s headquarters are in London and Florida while its products are manufactured at Shrivenham. It is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of specialist screening and detection equipment for letterbomb, contraband and explosives detection.
A spokesman from Brazil’s Special Security Secretary for Major Events said: “We are delighted with the Scanna solution which provides us with a reliable and capable portable x-ray system which fully meets with our requirements.
“The equipment has been well received by Brazilian security.”
Scanna sales and marketing director Paul Taylor added: “The security of high-profile events is important and we are therefore delighted to be able to support the Brazilian authorities in this way.
“It is a great honour to be associated with such high-profile events as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.”