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Warwick Brady Group Chief Executive Officer Stobart Group

Stobart Group chosen to help deliver flood response technology by BT

Published on: Tuesday 21st August 2018

Cumbria’s Stobart Group has been picked to deliver high-end flood response technology across England.

The leading infrastructure and support services company was selected by BT to provide Internet of Things (IoT) technology under a four-year contract.

Under the banner Delivering Resilience Together, BT’s new platform will allow Stobart to better plan and monitor the deployment of the Environment Agency’s 1500 stillages - heavy-duty containers used to transport critical flood defence equipment such as barriers and pumps around the country.

The technology will allow for information of the location of vital equipment while supporting Stobart’s ability to respond quickly to floods as they happen.

Warwick Brady, chief executive of Stobart Group, said investment in innovative technology was a key part of its ambitious growth strategy.

“It will allow partners such as the Environment Agency to trust us to deliver essential services,” he said.

“This highly innovative BT tracking solution will assist in managing delivery and inventory location.

"The integrated system provides delivery metrics in real time, allowing Stobart Group to closely monitor the vital flood prevention equipment and respond quickly and efficiently.”

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