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New £1 million technology centre launched in Boston

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Transit and parking print specialists BemroseBooth Paragon (BBP Tech) has launched a new dedicated technology centre at Haven Business Park in Boston, following a £1 million investment.

The dedicated technology centre specialises in Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) contactless products, card personalisation and essential research and development and has created 19 jobs.

BBP Tech produces 800 million magnetic tickets a year to the UK rail network alone.

Formerly Magnadata, prior to the rebrand in August 2015, the business has moved Magnadata’s heavy production capabilities to its existing site in Hull in order to improve efficiencies and created two dedicated sites that can each focus on the markets that they are able to service.

Rob Burgin, General Manager of BBP said: “Our traditional magnetic products remain essential to us and our clients, but we recognise the need to innovate and be at the forefront of the provision of new technologies and services, which will allow our clients to introduce a seamless and integrated journey when it comes to ticketing.

“We are certainly pleased to see the business move forward in Boston, whilst also retaining our position as an employer in the area.

“There is no doubt that we have been on a difficult journey, but the creation of a centre of excellence in Boston signifies that the business is looking to the future and that we have a new outlook, one that will only evolve over time.”