Big order on buses for firm

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A TECHNOLOGY firm has won a five-year deal with a transport company to install its two-way radio system on 130 buses.

Eemits Communications, based in Billingham, landed the major contract with Metrobus, which operates in southern England, on the back of a referral from another transport company.

And the deal means more jobs are likely to be created over the next few weeks and months.

The new multi-channel equipment will give Metrobus more effective communication over a distance far larger than it has had before, while it also provides drivers with a panic button which will increase their safety while driving.

The contract is the latest step in Eemits’ national growth strategy as it continues to win new business from outside the North-East.

Craig Matthews, managing director at the firm, said: “I was delighted that all the hard work and persistence finally paid off with the Metrobus contract.

“It is also very refreshing and encouraging that a growing North-East-based company can actively seek and win major contracts out of the region, thus aiding that growth that we all crave for in these tough economic times.”

Ian Coyle, operations manager at Metrobus, added: “We chose to work with the team at Eemits Communications because they were able to provide a system that gave us 100 per cent coverage and this enables us to operate our bus network in the most efficient manner.”