UGAP, the French public central purchasing body, facilitates access to Tetrapol, Tetra and satellite products from Airbus Defence and Space
Firefighters, hospital staff, municipal police, local government agencies and airport personnel in all French regions can now more easily purchase Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) devices and equipment from Airbus Defence and Space. The central and only public sector purchasing organisation in France, “UGAP” (Union des groupements d’achat publics), has selected a wide range of Tetra, Tetrapol and satellite products from Airbus Defence and Space. Both local and regional level public protection and disaster relief organisations can now purchase radios online while avoiding complicated tender proceedings.
“This is especially good news for those public protection agencies which urgently need communication technology at short notice,” says Thierry Becker, Vice-President Sales and Program Delivery Western Europe and Africa of Secure Land Communication at Airbus Defence and Space. “This platform is demand-oriented and serves people in the field working with PMR devices on a daily basis.”
With a large portfolio of its products selected by UGAP and available on its site ugap.fr, Airbus Defence and Space is working closely together with its partners Novelad and TPL Systèmes in France to distribute Tetra and Tetrapol solutions respectively. Highly trained and competent staff at Novelad or TPL Systèmes handle the requests in conjunction with UGAP. Regular Airbus Defence and Space training ensures that the channel partners have up-to-date knowledge. “Having excellent products and service available from UGAP, we now can make a truly beneficial difference in the users’ procurement process. It’s all about getting the right product, when you need it, supported by the right partners. We hope that end users will regard the larger range of PMR products offered by UGAP as enriching,” explains Thierry Becker.