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Cotecna and Orange enhance transit monitoring with Cotrack

Press Release
Geneva, 25 July, 2013

Cotecna, a leading international testing, inspection and certification company, and Orange Business Services, a global IT and communications services provider, teamed up to provide a purpose-built track-and-trace solution tailored for Customs transit monitoring. This solution has been successfully implemented in Togo and other projects are underway.

The solution, based on Cotecna’s Cotrack® system and Orange’s M2M Intelligent Apps Enabler, sends data from the vehicle or goods container to a central system via GPRS. It can also incorporate electronic seals and security features. The web-based transit monitoring software allows for real-time monitoring via a graphical map interface with numerous functions such as logging control, events and alarm management, reports and so on.

The security of goods in transit is a core priority for governments with an increasing regulatory requirement for all journeys to be individually monitored. Cotecna was also looking for a solution that would speed up the Customs process at border points and combat illegal transit of goods with loss of Government duty and tax revenue, to secure and facilitate trade.

“As a company that prides itself on its flexibility and its ability to provide tailor-made solutions for our clients, the capability of Orange to supply such a comprehensive package of technologies across a global landscape is of utmost importance to Cotecna’s expansion.” said Pierre-Olivier Pellegrin, Senior VP, Technology.

For more details on this solution, please view the Orange’s video of the solution:

Pierre-Olivier Pellegrin
Senior Vice President, Technology
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Alison Bourgeois
Vice President Corporate Communications
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About Cotecna
Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects and also offers Customs modernization programmes, Customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please visit The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of close to 4,000 employees and agents in more than 100 offices.



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