22 May 2019
21st Century Technology plc
("21st Century" or the "Group")
3-year contract renewal with Arriva UK Bus
21st Century Technology plc (AIM: C21), the specialist provider of integrated systems and software to the passenger transport markets, solving complex operational requirements 'on-board' vehicles and the associated 'in-street' information delivery infrastructure, is pleased to announce a 3-year contract extension to an existing framework agreement with Arriva UK Bus ("Arriva") through to April 2022, with the option of an additional 1-year extension through to April 2023 at the discretion of Arriva.
Under the terms of the framework agreement, 21st Century will continue to provide high definition CCTV systems and nationwide engineering support, along with technical design, new technology evaluation and project management services.
Arriva UK Bus has a fleet of over 5,200 buses and is the UK's third largest bus operator outside of London, with over 15% market share. In London, 1,600 buses provide approximately 17% of the capital's bus services and 3,600 buses provide vital regional bus services. The safety critical CCTV and associated on-board IT systems provided by 21st Century assist Arriva in protecting passengers, drivers and members of the public whilst enhancing the passenger travel experience.
Arriva UK Bus is part of the Arriva Group, owned by Deutsche Bahn, which has transport operations across 14 European countries. 21st Century have been providers of on-board CCTV and related IT technologies to Arriva UK Bus since 2002 and have continued to maintain and support their systems throughout. High levels of performance and reliability are achieved through an on-line web service and call-centre, coordinating a network of engineering teams working nationwide in depots across the UK.
Russ Singleton, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century, said: "We are delighted that Arriva UK Bus has chosen 21st Century to continue to supply and support their safety critical on-board CCTV and associated IT systems by extending our relationship through this framework contract renewal. We continue to invest in the development of innovative technologies, services and software as part of our drive to continuously improve systems reliability and performance, at the same time as reducing whole life-cycle costs for all our customers."
A digital copy of this announcement will be available on the Group's website: www.21stplc.com
21st Century Technology plc
Russ Singleton/Nick Lowe
Tel: 0844 871 7990
Scott Mathieson/Edward Whiley
Tel: 0207 220 0500
Tel: 07785 922 354
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR").
Notes to editors:
'Connected Systems for Connected Journeys'
21st Century Technology is the specialist provider of integrated systems and software to the transport community, solving complex operational requirements 'on-board' vehicles and the associated 'in-street' information delivery infrastructure. Comprising a Fleet Systems division and a Passenger Systems division, 21st Century's innovative IoT solutions are 'connecting systems for connected journeys'.
Fleet Systems solutions 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 solutions include design, manufacture, installation and management of all the hardware and software for electronic passenger information systems, smart-ticketing and wayfinding.
With over 20 years' experience in the passenger transport industry, 21st Century specialises in creating innovative, cost-effective technology-led solutions to safely enhance the passenger travel experience whilst delivering real operational benefits to vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, transport networks and local authorities.
Further information on the company is available on www.21stplc.com or search for 21st Century Technology on LinkedIn and @21stCenturyLtd on Twitter.
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