WILMINGTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Commerce revealed yesterday that Morpho Detection, LLC, a Wilmington-based high-tech security company, will be one of the 11 U.S. companies traveling to Africa on a government-sanctioned “safety and security trade mission” later this week.
“The safety and security product and services sectors are in high demand in this region,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce of Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte, in a press release yesterday. “I am pleased to lead this impressive group of U.S. companies that offer world-class products and services to strengthen security and provide enhanced safety to citizens in North Africa. This trade mission will enhance our commercial relationships with these important trading partners, encourage economic growth, and advance President Obama’s commitment to increasing U.S. trade with Africa.”
Representatives from Morpho Detection will accompany Jadotte and government officials to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt, leaving this Thursday, March 4 and returning next Friday, March 12.
By participating in the mission, according to yesterday’s press release, Morpho Detection will “gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the region.” Morpho Detection’s representatives will “get the chance to partake in one-on-one appointments with potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials; and networking events.”
According to its website, Morpho Detection is a “world leader in the security market, delivering products and solutions targeted at governments, national agencies, and administrations dedicated to law enforcement and border control, as well as private companies in need of secure physical or logical access control.” Morpho Detection is an industry leader in automated biometrics identification systems for fingerprints, iris and face recognition; explosive detection systems for baggage; and trace detection equipment.”