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|Cheers for the posts rivaldo, I'm hopeful that next year could see real progress being delivered.|
|Just went to the Google Play Store, seems that Podstar is new, at least there was only 1 review. 5 stars though.|
|Incidentally, the m/cap is only £5.1m (there are 6.31m shares in issue), not the ridiculous m/cap quoted in the thread header.
How does one go about getting ADVFN to change their figures? I assume it's via the Help button at the top (I'll send a message and see what happens).|
|Another contract win - this time not only a prestigious win with a very large organisation, but also with something TST are calling PODStar vehicle checking software, which seems new to me?
"Multi Packaging opt for PODStar Vehicle Checking Software
29 November 2016
Multi Packaging opt for PODStar Vehicle Checking Software
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited is a global leader in print and packaging with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging solutions, including premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes, which are complemented by value-added services, including creative design, new product development and customized supply chain solutions.
The company employs approximately 8,800 people worldwide and is strategically located to serve customers around the globe. Their global manufacturing footprint consists of 59 manufacturing sites and nine sales offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.
As a forward-thinking organisation Multi Packaging place issues of corporate responsibility high on their list of business priorities, particularly with regard to employee and public safety. The company run their own large fleet and are cognisant that vehicles should be regularly inspected to ensure they are compliant with the latest legislation, reduce the risk of defects, save money on costly repairs and help reduce prohibitions such as graduated fixed penalties. Statistics show that vehicles that are regularly inspected have, on average, 66% less wheel defects and 57% less brake defects compared to the national average. These are vital criteria that ensure vehicles are kept roadworthy and accidents minimised.
Multi Packaging invest heavily in IT infrastructure and systems where there is tangible benefit and the area of 'vehicle inspection' is a typical example. The inefficient nature of recording various details via a paper-based system is not only unappealing to a driver, but also often difficult for staff to review due to messy handwriting. This can lead to details being overlooked or inaccurately recorded risking driver safety and fines. With this in mind, the company sought to procure an automated checking system that eliminated the paper trail and selected Manchester-based TouchStar Technologies.
TouchStar’s PODstar system allows drivers to complete these checks using a mobile device, which then uploads reports directly to a back office system in real time. The device can also be used to take photographs of any damage or low tyre treads, record a driver’s digital signature and capture the date, time and GPS location at the time of the check to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and eliminating paperwork. The software enables the driver to produce an on-device report which is extremely useful in the event of being stopped by the police or other officials.
TouchStar were able to handle all aspects of the project on a 'turnkey' basis, including hardware procurement. The installation of software onto the chosen hardware devices is a simple affair, as the PODStar app is available to download from the Google PlayStore.
For further information on TouchStar's Vehicle Checking and EPOD applications visit www.podstar.co.uk"|
|Looks like the other side to the last 2 trades on Friday 45,000 & 2,797|
|A further 48k buy at 83.26p just reported (late from Friday). Thomas Charlton adding again?|
|RNS out - that 45k buy was from Thomas Charlton. He's increased his holding since his last disclosure (in May) by almost 100,000 shares and now has over 5%:
With more than 350,000 shares he's obviously confident. And his background says it all as an MD of Merrill Lynch (and currently chairman of Feedback PLC):
"Mr. Thomas William George Charlton, also known as Tom, MA served as Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers from 1998 to August 2002. Mr. Charlton has in-depth investment knowledge together with broad experience and interest in the smaller companies sector. He served as an Executive Chairman of Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC from September 1, 2008 to April 7, 2011. He served as Chairman of Feedback PLC until June 1, 2016. He has been a Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Feedback PLC since June 1, 2016 and has been its Non-Executive Director since January 13, 2014. He serves as a Director of Panvista Limited. He served as Non Executive Director of Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC from September 1, 2008 to September 24, 2008. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Feedback PLC from January 29, 2003 to November 12, 2004. Mr. Charlton also served as a Director of Mercury Asset Management Limited."|
|Interesting 45k buy yesterday at 83p.Director purchase?|
|Sanderson own Proteus and they partner with Touchstar on warehouse solutions.|
|So are sanderson agents or customers or rivals of TST?|
|Hi Riv.Yes you are correct and thanks for the reminder. Indeed it looks encouraging and I expect good news flow on contracts for TST going into 2017.|
|Wow - down 14p in 2 days after just £30k or so of sells. The very definition of illiquidity!
Looks like someone needs cash as there's been a couple of small sells well below the bid price - today's 10k at 70.05p must have given the MMs a big smile.|
|Why are these down today?|
|Second that, would seem to reinforce the view that TST is indeed stepping up its game.|
|Thanks Riv - good find|
|New 2 minute video interview with the CEO posted today from IMHX2016 - note that he says the show has been "hectic" so far, which is good to hear!
|tax credits does not equal trading|
|The m/cap here is only £5.3m (the ADVFN figures are wrong).
TST have just stated that trading in H2 will be "slightly stronger" than H1's, which in turn represented a strong turnaround from last year's H1 loss.
Leading to new analyst forecasts of 10.3p EPS this year.|
|Cheers hastings, that's good to hear. Do you know when exactly the presentations are? And to whom - it would be good to enable private investors (including me!) to attend.|
|5000 dumped AT 82P,
3P UNDER THE PRICE