Capula to deliver exhibition management system for UK’s largest exhibition venue

Capula has been awarded a contract by the NEC Group to supply an exhibition management system for easing the provision of electrical services for clients exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham, the UK’s largest exhibition space.

 Capula, an Imtech Company, will supply a supervisory control and monitoring solution to replace the existing system – which is due for renewal – in all of the NEC’s exhibition halls.  The new system will enable the NEC to capture the requirements needed on each space sold to the 34,000 companies who exhibit at the venue each year.

Richard Horton, Business Manager for the Energy and Infrastructure sector at Capula said, “This is the first time Capula and the NEC Group have worked together and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to establish ourselves in projects related to the events industry.”

“We understand that our selection was based on our collaborative approach and that of our supply chain, including Solutions PT* during the early stages of negotiations, and our ability to provide a working model that successfully demonstrated we could meet this major client’s business needs.”

Capula’s solution means that exhibition requirements can be defined in advance and then loaded into the configurator at the touch of a button. The power distribution to each space is then controlled via the existing power control system at each of the halls.  The new system will feature integrated tariff and power configuration reporting, to simplify the NEC’s billing processes and has the flexibility to automatically capture any changes in client’s requirements before and during an exhibition.

Will Heynes, NEC Group Operations Director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Capula on this important project for the NEC. Capula are working towards successful solution delivery by combining their extensive knowledge of supervisory control systems with an innovative design and a collaborative approach.”

The new exhibition management system will enable the NEC to improve delivery of their services across all venues, offering enhanced reporting features, improved accuracy and drive efficiency within their business.

*Solutions PT are a provider of Industrial IT Solutions:

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