Siemens hired to manage Dubai Int'l baggage handling ops

Contract includes Terminal 1, 2 and 3 as well as material handling system near Dubai Flower Centre
Siemens hired to manage Dubai Int'l baggage handling ops
By Staff writer
Fri 16 Oct 2015 09:32 AM

Dubai Airports has hired Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics to provide operation and maintenance services for its baggage and material handling systems at Dubai International.

The contract includes Terminal 1, 2 and 3 as well as a recently established material handling system in the vicinity of the Dubai Flower Centre. The contract covers a period of several years with the option for a further extension.

"We are proud of the new order and the trust our customer places in us. Siemens and Dubai Airports count on a long business relationship as Siemens constructed and expanded the baggage and cargo handling systems across the entire airport", said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics.

"Our focus on customer service and operational excellence played a crucial role in choosing a professional long-term service partner for our baggage and material handling systems", said Chris Garton, executive vice president of operations at Dubai Airports. "We trust this partnership with Siemens will continue to make a major contribution to our strategic goals."

Siemens personnel will work alongside the airport staff at multiple levels, forming an integrated operations and asset care team.

Dubai International has taken over the number one position for international passenger traffic, according to Airports Council International's latest figures.

The airport serves more than 100 passenger and cargo airlines flying to more than 280 destinations across six continents.

Passenger numbers are projected to reach more 79 million by the end of 2015, and over 100 million by 2020.

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