SECURESEAL SYSTEMS WINS TOP TRANSPORTATION INNOVATOR
8 December 2010
SecureSeal Systems today announced it has been awarded the "Enfield Innovator’s Award" at the 2010 award ceremony. The competition was sponsored by the Enfield Council, in conjunction with the Knowledge East and West Focus innovation networks (a collaboration between seven universities in London and the Thames Valley). This prestigious award recognises SecureSeal Systems Ltd’s commitment to continued product development in the field of logistics security. Ben Grant, Chairman at SecureSeal Systems Ltd., pitched his idea for an intermodal-shipping container tracking device in October at the Dragon's Den style competition run by Enfield Council, vying for the £20,000 SME category prize. The winners were announced at an award dinner on 11 November.
Although SecureSeal Systems Ltd. have been involved with security sealing and location tracking for road transport fleets for many years, a specialized product for inter-modal container shipping had never been
considered due to development costs. Intermodal shipping containers incur challenges and limitations unique to the industry. Seaport facilities are generally spread over vast areas and thus the ability to identify if a container is being raided and pin-pointing its location, is a significant demand for customs management. Additionally, as the containers are not returned to specific owners, the device cannot be a permanent fixture.
SecureSeal Systems Ltd. is consistently recognized as innovative developers, however, and after repeated request from shipping industry leaders, they came up with a transferable solution that provides GPS tracking and tamper alerts. Export Director Ben Grant, said “The product we have in mind will provide GPS tracking and tamper alerts for the containers, however it is still in the preliminary stages. It needs development, testing and more design work to perfect its mechanical operation, satellite communications and tamper-evident control. We are thrilled to have won the Innovation Award as the £20,000 prize will enable us to bring it to market.”
Cameron Grant, Managing Director of OEM Group Ltd., accepted the award from Del Goddard, Member of Parliament.