Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics received renewed contract at Madrid-Barajas Airport
07 July 2017
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has received a renewed contract to operate and maintain the baggage handling systems at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) in Spain. The multi-year extension of the comprehensive service contract means that Siemens is responsible for the operation and maintenance - preventive and corrective - of the 135 km-long baggage handling system covering all four terminals. To allow the system to run smoothly around the clock and thus ensure customer satisfaction, SPPAL relies on highly qualified engineers, mechanics and electricians, and state-of-the-art technology. Through preventive maintenance measures, SPPAL not only increases the system’s availability, it also extends its lifecycle. One example is SmartTray, which is used to automatically inspect the tray system. SmartTray’s sensors detect potential weak points in the installation, which can then be rectified at an early stage to avoid unforeseen downtime. Thanks to the implementation of such technologies SPPAL is increasing transparency and driving forward digitalisation in predictive maintenance.