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Productive Business Solutions scores Latin port contracts

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Paul Scott, chairman of Productive Business Solutions Limited.

Productive Business Solutions Limited, PBS, which operates in 14 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced that it secured contracts valued at US$5 million to install security scanners at ports in the region.

PBS will upgrade the security infrastructure at Costa Rica's largest port, Limon, through which 80 per cent of the country's trade transits.

The project, already under way and valued at US$3 million, involves the delivery, installation, integration, startup, 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, said PBS in a statement.

The company, chaired by Paul B, Scott, has not responded to requests for further comment.

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. The installation brought the facility in compliance with international standards. The recently completed project, valued at US$2 million, involved the delivery, installation, set-up and configuration of industry leading L3 security and detection equipment.

Last year, PBS entered the rapidly growing Colombian market, a move it said reaffirmed its heavyweight status in the Caribbean and Central America.

PBS is a Barbados-registered document company largely owned by Musson Jamaica through Facey Group Limited. PBS is the regional dealer for Xerox, and it also represents brands such as Cisco, Datacard, VeriFone, Kodak, Pitney Bowes, L3 Security, Oracle, among others.

The company, which went public and listed on the stock market last September, ears US$172 million annually in revenue, its 2017 financial report shows, which translates to around $21 billion in local currency.