Wednesday 25 November, 2020

PBS lands major Latin America contracts

Chairman of the PBS and the Musson Group of Companies, PB Scott

Chairman of the PBS and the Musson Group of Companies, PB Scott

With a footprint spanning 14 countries around the Caribbean and Latin America, Productive Business Solutions (PBS) has further expanded its presence by securing major contracts delivering leading scanning technology for ports of entry and exit in both Guatemala and Costa Rica.

In 2017, PBS Guatemala, successfully bid for the contract to supply Body and Luggage Scanners as well as Metal Detector Arches for Guatemala’s largest international airport, La Aurora, not only bringing the facility in compliance with international standards but to enable the airport to offer leading–edge security for their customers.

The recently completed project, valued at US$2 million, involved the delivery, installation, setup and configuration of industry leading L3 Security and Detection Equipment, on schedule, ensuring the airport is in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) certification.

PBS has also secured the contract to upgrade the security infrastructure at Costa Rica’s largest port, Limón port, through which 80 per cent of the country’s trade transits.

The project, valued at US$3 million, involves the delivery, installation, integration, start-up, and maintenance of a CX Portal Scan System with software control allowing the scanning and analysis of up to 120 vehicles per hour. Once complete, this solution will be Costa Rica’s first operational container scanner.

Commenting on PBS’ continued success in the region, Chairman of the PBS and the Musson Group of Companies, PB Scott noted that, “Latin America has proven to be an excellent market for PBS. As the countries seek to increase their role in global trade they have recognised the need to ensure that the supporting infrastructure falls in line with global standards. This need created a clear opportunity for PBS to provide high quality equipment, and we have responded to the demand”.

Just last year, PBS entered the rapidly growing Colombian market. With a population of 49 million and GDP of in excess of US$300 billion, the move reaffirmed PBS’ heavyweight status in the Caribbean and Central America.

Founded in 2001 as a division of the Musson Group of Companies, PBS offerings span distribution, installation and service of computers, printing, imaging, security; identification and transaction processing equipment; lease and rental of specific types of equipment; distribution of parts and supplies for printing machines including paper); and manufacturing of IDs, and access cards.

One of the largest IT and technology companies in the Caribbean/Central America (CCA) region, PBS, represents world-leading brands such as Xerox, Cisco, Datacard, VeriFone, Kodak, Pitney Bowes, L3 Security, Oracle, among others.

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