Tefé Airport in Brazil buys Beumer’s automated BHS
11 May 2015
BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos Ltda has completed the contract to design, manufacture and integrate a new energy-efficient, automated baggage-handling system at Tefé Airport, Brazil. The city of Tefé, on the southern bank of Lake Tefé in the heart of the Amazon rain forest in northern Brazil, can only be accessed by aircraft or boat from Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas. The new baggage handling system for the departures area is part of the modernization and expansion of the airport terminal, which has been extended from 590 m² to 4,000 m². The system integrates check-in scales and take-away conveyors with a complete baggage handling conveyor system. The new system is designed to shorten baggage processing times and help the airport improve its operational efficiency and deliver an enhanced passenger experience. The contract underlines BEUMER Group’s strong foothold in the South American regional airport market. In addition to the Tefé Airport contract, BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos Ltda is also installing baggage handling systems at Antofagasta Airport, Chile, and the Brazilian airports Araraquara, Franca and Cascavel. Tefé Airport expects its new baggage handling system to be in operation in the spring of 2015.