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NCS Member INOVEX Wins Award - E-blanks™ Awarded Global Sustainability Product of the Year

Posted on January 26, 2017 in General News

PHILADELPHIA—December 13, 2016—Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Electronic Blanks (E-blanks™) the Government Sustainability Product of the Year, in the 2016 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

E-blanks™ is produced by Eblanks AS in Norway and distributed globally by INOVEX Simulation & Training. It aims to simultaneously improve Government Customers’ training and reduce environmental impact and logistical footprints. E-blanks™ is a patented system that can genuinely replace the need to fire blank and live ammunition in support of training. Despite huge advances in Government simulation solutions, nobody has effectively and realistically simulated ammunition electronically, until now. E-blanks™ never has a projectile leaving the barrel of the weapon, or a spent casing ejected, or any smoke or carbon released into the environment – a truly 0% carbon footprint product. It is 100% electronic and simulates ammunition performance and characteristics. This solution can replace millions of rounds of ammunition being fired each year. This brings clear sustainability benefits to Customers and the wider environment we live in.

“We believe passionately in both the training and sustainability benefits of E-blanks™, and are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious award”, said Fritz Scharer, Principal, INOVEX Simulation & Training. “Strong values and ethics are at the heart of all that we, and our Norwegian partners, do as a business and providing solutions that meet our Customers’ training requirements in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way is important to us. To receive industry recognition for this is an honor and extremely motivating for the whole team to continue our efforts into the future.”

“Our judges made it clear that E-blanks™ should be recognized for their sustainability efforts,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director, Business Intelligence Group. “Their innovation and leadership should serve as a model for organizations around the globe. Congratulations to the entire team.”

About INOVEX Simulation & Training
INOVEX is the sole distributor for E-blanks. Founded in 1996, it is a well-known and well-established pure-play Simulation & Training Company, with a primary focus on products, solutions and services for Land-based Security & Defence domains. INOVEX is headquartered in Switzerland, with offices in Zurich and Baar, and business hubs in Germany, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Orlando, Florida.

About Eblanks AS
Eblanks AS is responsible for the Production of E-blanks™ and is a Norwegian Company headquartered in Skien. Eblanks AS have a world class Team of Operations & Logistics talents, and invented this patented product from in-depth End User experience that identified a clear need for a genuine, electronic, simulated alternative to traditional ammunition.


Mark Moutarde
Director Business Development
+41 43 255 5700

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Maria Jimenez
Marketing Manager
Business Intelligence Group
+1 909-529-2737

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