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Kiwi Technology In Demand In Bermuda


Kiwi Technology In Demand In Bermuda


New Zealand – 21 June 2017
For Immediate Release

BISON, the New Zealand tech company, has just shipped a second set of its pioneering container scales to Bermuda, this time to the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA). The ACEA follows the lead of Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), who have already adopted BISON technology to weigh over 60 container loads of tools and equipment needed to support their America's Cup campaign.

"We're delighted to be supporting Team New Zealand as an Official Supplier", says BISON CEO, Greg Fahey. "And it was a bonus to have the ACEA call on us this week to ask for a portable container weighing solution of their own. A new set of scales will be winging its way to Bermuda immediately."

While the 35th America's Cup spectacle is taking place on the water, a serious logistics operation is going on in the background as the racing syndicates and ACEA move all the necessary equipment in and out of Bermuda for the event. With limited infrastructure on the island, BISON's portable container scales have proven to be an ideal tool for check weighing containers, ensuring containers stay under road and bridge weight limits and giving the shipper a verified container weight for vessel loading.

"The America's Cup is an amazing showcase of Kiwi innovation", says Fahey. "From ETNZ leading the way on the water, through to Animation Research's virtual graphics technology, the team here at BISON are just proud to be delivering a smart new solution on the logistics side."

The British and French syndicates have indicated they may also use the ACEA's set of BISON scales to weigh their containers as they prepare to depart from Bermuda. Fahey adds "Seeing the way Emirates Team New Zealand have out-designed its competitors, I'm pretty sure BISON scales won't be the only Kiwi innovation the other teams embrace after the regatta is over."

ENDS

About BISON Group Limited

Established in New Zealand in 2014, BISON Group Limited is a fast-growing tech company offering a unique range of container weighing and handling solutions to the shipping industry.

BISON’s revolutionary container scales, combined with a tailor-made smart phone App to capture and communicate weight data, have quickly propelled BISON onto the world stage. BISON's hardware is now in use in over 25 countries. Notable customers include NASA, the US military, Virgin Galactic and Emirates Team New Zealand.

About the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA)

The ACEA is responsible for logistics, shipping, imports, exports, container movements and support services required for the delivery of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda 2017. It will organise the movement of around 120 container loads of stands, equipment and other cargo out of Bermuda after the regatta.

About Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand is an elite sailing team and two time winner of the coveted America's Cup, currently competing against Oracle Team USA in the finals of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda.

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www.bison-jacks.com


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