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BEUMER Group technology helps Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) meet future capacity challenges

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BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been selected by Bengaluru International Airport in India to supply its new second terminal with flexible and efficient baggage handling systems that support increased capacity.

Bengaluru, also known as Kempegowda International Airport, serves the Indian city of Bangalore and is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. Passenger traffic at the airport is growing at an incredible pace, rising to 33.3 million passengers in FY 2018-19. This has prompted airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to undertake a Rs 13 billion (US$1.824 billion) capacity expansion programme to cater to the long-term demands of the aviation market in India.

The contract involves BEUMER Group supplying an end-to-end baggage handling system capable of moving 4,500 items of baggage per hour. The system comprises an advanced and super-efficient, high-speed tilt-tray sorter, a kind used by many major international airports worldwide. Furthermore, the system features full redundancy, thereby eliminating any single point of failure, and is controlled by BEUMER Group’s proven high-level controls.

BEUMER Group continues to build on its already extensive experience of supplying baggage handling systems and solutions to airports across India. To date, it has supplied either baggage sorters or complete baggage handling systems to all airports in the country that have required automated, high-speed sortation, including Delhi Airport T3, Kolkata International Airport and Mumbai T3.

Nitin Vyas, Managing Director of BEUMER India says, “At Bengaluru International Airport, our focus has been on partnering with BIAL to introduce a baggage handling system capable of moving large quantities of baggage faster, with better accuracy and high efficiently. We have therefore designed a system which combines a low capital outlay with the ability to establish new performance benchmarks.”

The baggage handling system will become operational as part of the first phase opening of the new terminal, which will receive its first passengers in the spring of 2021.