Large orders won by Image Scan, of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire
A company which makes hi-tech scanners aimed at detecting terrorist bombs has won orders worth £728,000.
Image Scan, of Barrow-upon-Soar, announced yesterday it had secured the new contracts in the past few months, taking its total order book to £1.1 million.
The company, which trades as 3DX-Ray, manufactures three-dimensional X-ray scanners for both the security and industrial sectors. Customers include baggage scanners at airports.
The company, in Hayhill Industrial Estate, has seen strong orders from security customers, helped by the success of a product aimed at scanning small vehicles for explosive devices.
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It has proved particularly popular in the Middle-East and Far East and last year it secured a deal worth £1.46 million to supply them to a Middle-Eastern city, its biggest single order.
This helped Image Scan to its first profit in its 16-year history last year. However, the company is not certain it will be in profit this financial year.
Chairman Brian Emslie said: "While there has been an improvement in new order intake in the year to date across both sectors, the board is mindful that the company is still dependent on securing one or two significant contracts to achieve profitability in the current financial year."