Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics to expand BHS at Bangalore International Airport
29 March 2016
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has received an order to expand the baggage handling system (BHS) in the arrival area of Bangalore International Airport in India. In 2015, Bangalore registered a record numbers of 18 million travellers, accounting for a traffic growth of more than 25%. Sanjay Reddy, managing director of Bangalore International Airport, said: “Our cooperation with Siemens reaches back to the very beginnings of our airport. When the airport was built and opened in 2008, Siemens was already among our major partners and investors. We are happy to expand this cooperation with the new baggage handling contract.” Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, added: “We are proud of this strategically important project in Bangalore. In India, we build on our extensive proven track record of greenfield and brownfield projects. Moreover, Siemens operates and maintains the baggage handling systems in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, the four busiest Indian airports that account for almost 70% of passenger traffic in India.” As part of the modernisation and expansion in Bangalore, Siemens will design, supply and integrate the state-of-the-art BHS in the arrival area. The scope of supply also includes conveyor belts, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and a SCADA system for computer-based monitoring and control of all technical processes.