BBI baggage sorting system: state-of-the-art technology, maximum security, short waiting times

01.02.10 12:15
BBI baggage sorting hall handed over to Vanderlande Industries / Fully automated technology across 20,000 m2 / Three-stage security check for all items of luggage / Increased passenger comfort
Berlin Airports is today handing over the baggage sorting hall at the new Capital Airport Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI) to the firm Vanderlande Industries. Vanderlande, the global market leader in baggage sorting, can now start installing the state-of-the-art baggage sorting system. This will take approximately one year and be completed in time for the BBI trial runs in May 2011.

Manfred Körtgen, Managing Director of Operations/BBI at Berlin Airports: “The fully automated baggage sorting system is the crux of the airport. Two completely independent computer-controlled systems with state-of-the-art technology minimise passenger waiting times while ensuring maximum security.”

Matthias Kramm, CEO of Vanderlande Industries GmbH says: “We are truly honoured that our baggage conveyor system will provide the key element for one of the most significant constructions around today. The new airport is very important for the business location Berlin-Brandenburg and contributes significantly to the future, modern development of the region. For us, this contract is a key step towards securing the future of our company in difficult times.”

The BBI baggage conveyor system can sort up to 15,000 suitcases per hour. Up to 1,350 suitcases and bags can be stored in the baggage storage facility, which is convenient for passengers checking in the evening before departure. All items of luggage undergo a three-stage security check before departure.

Incoming passengers reclaim their luggage from one of the eight baggage reclaim carousels at the new Capital Airport BBI. The fully automated technology reduces waiting times, thus increasing travel comfort.

Over the past few weeks, builders on the BBI construction site have worked hard to complete the interior of the 20,000 m2 baggage sorting hall on Level 0 of the terminal – the cable path was laid, the sprinkler system was installed, the floor is already set.

Over the next few months, Vanderlande Industries will use a total of 650 tons of steel and install a 16,000 m2 intermediate floor with gratings in the hall. The total length of the conveyor belts is 10 kilometres.

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

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Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

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