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New Agent Appointed for Kosovo

Westminster International Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Armakos LLC as a Westminster agent for Kosovo.

Armakos LLC with Headquarters in Pristina, Kosovo provides turnkey security projects to a diverse mix of clients ranging from the Kosovo Security Forces, Intelligence Agencies and other public and private institutions.

Commenting on the appointment Roger Worrall, Westminster’s Group Commercial Director, said:

“Security requirements in Kosovo and the surrounding Balkan region continue to be a high priority and we believe that over the next few years there will be a high demand for Westminster’s wide range of security products and services.

“Armakos LLC is extremely well placed to take advantage of the extensive potential business opportunities that exist within Kosovo and the surronding Balkan region, I am delighted with their appointment as Westminster’s Agent for the country”.

New Contract Award – Turkey

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Hand Held Explosives Detectors that will be deployed at a facility in Turkey.

The dual mode, portable hand held explosives detector is capable of both vapour and particulate sampling, with a capability of detecting most military and commercially available explosives C4, TNT, Dynamite, PETN, Semtex, EGDN, DMNB, RDX, ANFO, Black powder, Ammonium Nitrate, Urea Nitrate, Nitro-glycerine and TATP.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means Government and companies around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

WASS New Cargo Screening Services

Westminster’s sister company, Westminster Aviation Security Services (WASS), has commenced cargo screening operations at Freetown International Airport (FNA) in West Africa.

Following security concerns in 2010, the European Commission introduced the RA3 and ACC3 Regulations via EU 185/2010 (Regulated Agent, Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a third country airport) which required all regulated agents and airlines to implement enhanced security measures for all cargo bound for the EU/EEA and to ensure it is protected from interference.

The WASS construction and technical teams have worked hard to implement all of the security features and equipment required and WASS has produced the protocols for accepting and screening cargo using the EU approved methods of X-Ray, hand search and Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs) for the movement of high risk cargo, mail, and dangerous and high value goods.

In addition, WASS’s Cargo Security Manager, a Certified Instructor for all levels of air cargo, has trained over 150 personnel including security officers, K9 units, ground handling agents, ramp agents, airlines and cargo agents and compiled all of the required operational documentation required by regulations.

WASS will now commence screening operations of export cargo for airlines travelling to the EU and elsewhere as required.

Commenting on the development Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said:

“I am delighted to announce the commencement of this much needed and eagerly awaited operation. The hard work put in by our security teams and, in particular, our Cargo Security Manager, must be commended, particularly as much of this work was done during the Ebola crisis period”.

New Contract EOD Equipment – UK

Westminster announces that it has secured a new contract for the supply of Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) equipment to a UK Energy Producer. The EOD equipment will be used by suitably trained personnel in the identification and making safe of hazardous explosive devices.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Companies and Governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Further information is restricted due to the classified nature of the project.

New Contract Award – East Asia

Westminster announces that it has secured a new contract for the supply of Specialist Covert Monitoring equipment to the security forces of an East Asian country.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Further information is restricted due to the classified nature of the project.

New Contract Award – Singapore

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Hand Held Explosives Detectors that will be deployed in Singapore.

The dual mode, portable hand held explosives detector is capable of both vapour and particulate sampling, with a capability of detecting most military and commercially available explosives C4, TNT, Dynamite, PETN, Semtex, EGDN, DMNB, RDX, ANFO, Black powder, Ammonium Nitrate, Urea Nitrate, Nitro-glycerine and TATP.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means Government and companies around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

New Contract Award – Southeast Asia

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Walk-By Metal & Cell Phone Detectors for installation in a Casino in a Southeast Asian country.

These systems will detect moving ferromagnetic objects, they can also be optimised for cellular phone detection. Cell phones are increasingly manufactured with reduced metal content, making detection using conventional metal detectors less certain, cellular phones do however still contain ferromagnetic components that can be detected.

These systems will also detect many other contraband items such as blades, shanks, radio receivers and transceivers. In operation they require no user input, they automatically compensate for external electrical and mechanical interference such as lights, doors, vehicles etc.

They will also indicate contraband items hidden in body cavities.

New Contract Award – South America

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Hand Held Explosives Detectors together with Poison Detection Kits for onward supply to a South American Government.

The dual mode, portable hand held explosives detector is capable of both vapour and particulate sampling, with a capability of detecting most military and commercially available explosives C4, TNT, Dynamite, PETN, Semtex, EGDN, DMNB, RDX, ANFO, Black powder, Ammonium Nitrate, Urea Nitrate, Nitro-glycerine and TATP.

The self-contained, deployable food security test kits can detect concentrations of toxic chemicals and metallic substances in a wide range of food matrices. The technology used multi-layered tabs that rapidly change colour within minutes when exposed to poisons at concentrations below human health effect level

WSG launches New Group Website

Westminster is pleased to announce that, as part of its web presence upgrade programme, its new Group website has now been officially launched.

Westminster operates one of the largest security websites in the world and the new Group website design is a stage in the major upgrade programme the Group are undertaking for all Group company websites which will, in time, be offering full integration between different Group company sites, major e-commerce functionality, ticketing services and will also integrate with the Group’s CRM systems

The new Group website which acts as a portal to the various group companies, operating divisions and services offered can be found here – www.wg-plc.com

New Contract Award – Asia

Westminster announces that it has secured a new contract for the supply security surveillance equipment to an Asian Government Police Department. Due to the sensitive nature of this project further information is restricted.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Companies and Governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

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