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Sedgefield’s Kromek Group ‘on growth trail’ with US security deal

A technology firm helping security forces combat terror plots is tipping “a year of further growth” after securing a contract worth more than £1.5 million.

Kromek Group is sending parts to a US customer for use in explosive detection equipment.

Bosses say the deal “demonstrates the strength” of the Sedgefield-headquartered company’s advanced imaging business, which will “continue to receive orders for years to come”.

The agreement follows a quartet of detector component orders worth more than £1 million, and further builds on a US Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office partnership, which will see Kromek research and develop technologies for a bio-detection system.

Dr Arnab Basu, chief executive of the Durham University spin-out firm, pictured above, said: “We are pleased to have received this latest order from a long-standing customer.

“It adds to the growing pipeline for the 2025 financial year, which we expect to be a year of further growth.

“In addition, with the global aviation market now recovering, we expect another long-term delivery contract in due course, which will provide enhanced visibility into 2025 and beyond.”

March 26, 2024

  • Business & Economy

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