In October 2012 Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Russia, decided to outsource its operations for baggage handling on Terminal D to Vanderlande Industries. With this operations contract Vanderlande’s services scope on Sheremetyevo Airport has expanded.

For the last two years, the company was already responsible for the maintenance on the baggage handling and screening systems of Sheremetyevo, Terminal D. The satisfaction on the current performance and the trust in the site-based team convinced the Airport to award the Operations contract to Vanderlande Industries.

With a growth in baggage numbers of over 20% there is also a growing need for a better and more efficient baggage handling performance. With Vanderlande performing both operations and maintenance, Sheremetyevo Airport is ready for the future and to keep her leading role in Russia.

Mr Igor Fruslov, Deputy Head of Operations (OPS) Department at Sheremetyevo Airport, says: "We are very satisfied with the professional and efficient way Vanderlande is executing Operations already and look forward to the improvements in baggage handling that will be achieved with this synergy."

Profile of Vanderlande Industries

Vanderlande Industries provides automated material handling systems and services. The company is active in the markets for Baggage Handling at airports, Warehouse Automation and sorting solutions in Parcel & Postal facilities. The company implements material handling systems of all sizes, ranging from local sorting depots, airports and distribution centres to the world’s largest facilities. Vanderlande has sales of EUR 565 million and employs 2 347 people of whom more than 55% have a college or university degree.

Its systems and services focus on improving customers’ business processes and increasing their logistics performance today, tomorrow and throughout the entire life cycle. The company strives for close cooperation with the customer, extending from initial analysis of the underlying business processes through to total life-cycle support.

To achieve this, the company has a wide product range and industry knowledge, and possesses capabilities in the relevant disciplines. These range from system design and engineering, through supply chain management and manufacturing, to logistics software technology, system integration, project management and customer services.

Vanderlande Industries is a global player with extensive experience in many industries and references in all regions of the world. It operates locally through Customer Centres that handle all key business functions and maintain direct contacts with customers.