Rapiscan Named Official Security Equipment and Systems Supplier for London 2012
March 10, 2011
London 2012 signs Rapiscan Systems as tier three sponsor
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that Rapiscan Systems Limited UK has been appointed as the Official Security Equipment and Systems Supplier for London 2012, becoming a tier three sponsor as part of the deal – LOCOG’s 39th domestic sponsor.
Under the agreement, Rapiscan Systems will provide over 2000 vehicle screening, people screening and baggage and parcel inspection systems to all Olympic venues, including the Olympic Village and events throughout London and the United Kingdom. The systems will be used to provide security and threat detection capabilities to safeguard athletes, visitors, employees and other workers at the Games.
LOCOG Commercial Director Chris Townsend commented, “Keeping athletes, spectators and everyone involved safe at the Games is a vital part of our role and to do that we need a significant amount of equipment and expertise, which Rapiscan Systems will provide. We are very happy to welcome them to the London 2012 family and look forward to working with them between now and Games-time to ensure our Games are the best – and safest – they can be.”
Mr. Ajay Mehra, President of Rapsican Systems, Ltd commented: “The importance of this award goes far beyond its commercial value. The confidence that LOCOG has demonstrated in Rapiscan demonstrates our leadership in security screening solutions.” Mr Mehra continued: “Our security screening technology allows for both superior non-intrusive threat detection and extremely high throughput, so we will be able to not only improve security but also enhance visitor satisfaction.”