Schiphol Airport signs long term contract with BEUMER Group
Royal Schiphol Group has awarded, as a result of a European tender, BEUMER Group one out of two framework agreement contracts covering future baggage handling projects as part of the Group’s objective to expand, replace and/or modify Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s baggage handling system over the coming years.
The agreements forms part of a long-term cooperation with two different strategic contractors, both of whom met the requirements and demands set out by Royal Schiphol Group.
The airport is striving to develop Amsterdam Schiphol as “Europe’s preferred airport” and a vital component of that is ensuring that the baggage handling system design is both extremely reliable and meets high levels of availability. Royal Schiphol Group believes that the best way to make this a reality is to opt for a long-term cooperation, which will ultimately guarantee optimum integration between baggage handling systems, whilst at the same time properly aligning implementation of various future projects.
Schiphol Group’s Ron Wever, Manager Baggage, comments, “We are convinced that the outcome of collaborating with the two best in class baggage contractors will result in Schiphol becoming and staying Europe’s Preferred Airport.”
BEUMER Group A/S Managing Director, Klaus Schäfer comments: “BEUMER is well known in the industry for an ethos that places great value on long-term partnerships. Indeed, the company prides itself on the overall reliability of its products and also in the way it makes knowledge and experience available to airport customers so that they can benefit from sustainable system design solutions.”
The agreement will extend for a minimum of five and a half years with the specific aim of maintaining and further strengthening the airport’s leading position in Europe’s aviation market.