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21st Century Tech - Contract Win

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21st Century Technology PLC
07 August 2017

 7 August 2017

21st Century Technology plc


("21st Century" or "the Group")



Systems and Services contract Abellio



21st Century Technology plc (AIM: C21), the specialist provider of tailored solutions to the transport community, solving complex operational requirements both on and off vehicle, is pleased to announce a 3-year bus systems and services contract with Abellio.

Abellio has been operating successfully in the UK for over 10 years and are one of the largest rail companies in the UK, operating three rail franchises currently in addition to a major bus company serving London.  

With immediate effect 21st Century will supply and install CCTV and associated communication technology on all new Abellio buses and provide technical support services to Abellio's existing fleet of approximately 900 buses operating in and around London. The first order for 23 new vehicles has been received and, depending upon the actual number of buses manufactured over the period, the value of the contract is expected to be approximately £2.5 million.

Russ Singleton, 21st Century's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are delighted that Abellio has chosen 21st Century to provide new systems, upgrades and ongoing support services for their bus fleet based in and around London. From our Croydon operations center, we are ideally placed to respond quickly as we have replacement equipment, spares and component stocks along with technical training and support facilities."


Mark Wallace, Group Procurement at Abellio, commented: "We have chosen 21st Century to be our technical services partner, based on their innovative approach to supporting and upgrading all our on-board systems. This will provide a real boost for our UK bus operations".    


A digital copy of this announcement will be available on the Group's website: www.21stplc.com




21st Century Technology plc

Russ Singleton

Tel: 0844 871 7990

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Nominated Adviser

Julian Blunt/Scott Mathieson

Tel: 0207 220 0500

Media enquiries

Communications Portfolio

Ariane Comstive / Helen Carpanini

Tel: 07785 922 354/

0207 536 2007


Notes to editors:


'Connected Systems for Connected Journeys'


21st Century Technology is the specialist provider of tailored solutions to the transport community, solving complex operational requirements both on and off the vehicle. Comprised of a Fleet Systems division and a Passenger Systems division, 21st Century Technology provides integrated solutions both on and off the vehicle to deliver 'connected systems for connected journeys'.


Fleet Systems: include CCTV video surveillance; to improve passenger & driver safety, vehicle & driver performance monitoring, real-time on-board IT subsystems management and automatic passenger counting.


Passenger Systems: include the design & manufacture of all the necessary hardware and software for electronic passenger information systems, off-vehicle smart ticketing and way-finding.


With over 20 years' experience in the transport industry, 21st Century Technology specialises in providing innovative, cost-effective technology lead solutions to improve the passenger experience and provide operational benefits to fleet and network operators.


Further information on the company is available on www.21stplc.com or search for 21st Century Technology on LinkedIn and @21stCenturyLtd on Twitter.



About Abellio

Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Every day they provide rail, bus and tram services to 1.7m customers across the UK, Germany and in the Netherlands. In the UK they operate buses through Abellio London, as well as ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, and Merseyrail in a joint venture with Serco. In Germany they operate Abellio Deutschland, serving communities in North Rhine Westfalia, Saxony, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse and Thuringia. Abellio's role in transport extends beyond the journey from a-to-b. With an international heritage and a policy of sharing best practice across the wider transport industry, they provide thought leadership and truly innovative ideas which make a positive contribution to the communities they serve. For more information on Abellio visit www.abellio.com.







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