True North Automation and BAE Systems
Calgary, Alberta – 01 November, 2017 – True North Automation, leading System Integration company in western Canada, specialising in Automation and SCADA Integration, is joining forces with global defence, aerospace and security leader BAE Systems to provide True North Automation customers access to leading cyber security tools. BAE Systems’ products and services help identify and reduce the risk faced by businesses from the threat of cyber-attack.
True North president, Blair Hanel said:
“We are proud to align with BAE Systems. This alliance greatly expands on True North’s existing capabilities and leverages BAE Systems’ deep expertise in cyber security and defence.”


Colin McKinty, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, commented:
“In today’s world, all businesses, especially those delivering critical services and products are at risk of cyber-attack. Our partnership with True North Automation will help companies secure their systems to deter attackers and address threats before they become serious.” 
By offering BAE Systems’ cyber defence services to its customers, True North Automation is able to integrate new security solutions into existing facilities and systems, and mitigate growing cyber threats in the utility and manufacturing sectors. 


About True North Automation
True North Automation is a leading System Integration company in western Canada that employs a team of specialists in Automation and SCADA Integration; Electrical and Instrumentation Design; Telecommunications; Measurement; Data Management; Strategic Planning; Concept Design; Front End Engineering Design; Testing; Commissioning; and Start-Up Solutions. Vendor neutrality is as key aspect of all True North solutions, enabling the design of best-of-breed automation systems that strive for the optimal deliverable value. The company places high value on the recruitment, training and retention of exceptional performers who provide the technical, interpersonal and project management skills that set the company apart from its competitors. True North helps clients achieve their most challenging goals through a valued partnership driven by innovation and guided by integrity. For more information visit
About BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. 
We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with some of the most skilled consultants in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems. 
We employ over 4,200 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA. For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit
Media Contacts:
Bob Reitenbach
Business Development Manager, True North Automation
TEL: (403) 984 2006
Jenny Pask
Head of External Communications, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
TEL: +44 (0) 203 2965064
Keith Chapman
Media Strategist, Bite
TEL: (847) 970-2171 
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