Vanderlande presents the latest advancements in its FLEET solution at this year’s ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA) on 2-4 April hosted by Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). This follows on from the partnership agreement that was signed between Vanderlande and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) that focuses on trialling the latest autonomous guided vehicle technology in the baggage handling process at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with regards to improving quality, efficiency and flexibility.

The show is one of the aviation industry’s flagship events and brings together senior representatives to discuss the ways in which the market is evolving. At stand 50, Vanderlande will present FLEET, its flexible and scalable solution for future-proof baggage logistics.

By utilising intelligent autonomous vehicle technology, the baggage process can be made more effective and changes can be made easily. With FLEET, vehicle routes can be adapted easily in the software. An additional benefit of the solution is its data-driven architecture, which enables cross-site learning and continuous improvement, driving operational performance on a daily basis.

FLEET offers a full end-to-end service solution, which allows airports to benefit from flexible and adaptive capacity for the lifetime of the system. It consumes up to 50% less energy compared to traditional baggage handling systems and its design means that vehicles can be recycled.

"We are excited to be at the show in Hong Kong, as Vanderlande recently agreed a joint innovation partnership with HKIA," says Vanderlande’s executive vice president airports and member of the board, Andrew Manship. "This will focus on applying the latest autonomous vehicle technology in the baggage handling process at the airport with regards to improving quality, efficiency and flexibility. The partnership will also enable us to further develop FLEET in the real-world environment of one of the world’s busiest airports."

"We’re delighted with the progress that we’ve made with FLEET recently," he continued. "For example, it has already begun live operations in Europe, at Rotterdam The Hague Airport. That was a major milestone for us, as we were able to validate its reliability in live operations. By the end of the summer, we will have installed various FLEET systems at airports around the world. Would you like to know more about FLEET? Visit Vanderlande at Hall 2 (Stand 50) between 2-4 April.

About Hong Kong International Airport

HKIA is one of the busiest airports in the world in terms of both passenger and cargo throughput. In 2018, HKIA handled 74.7 million passengers, making it one of the world’s busiest international passenger airport. HKIA has also been the world’s busiest cargo airport for eight consecutive years. In 2018, the airport handled more than 5.1 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, HKIA is the first airport in the world to reach this milestone.

Vanderlande company profile

Vanderlande is a leading supplier of value-added logistic process automation for warehouses. The company is also the global market leader for automated solutions at airports, and in the parcel market.

It is a reliable partner for warehousing in the general merchandise, food retail and fashion sectors. Many of the largest global e-commerce players and distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions. It focuses on the optimization of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, Vanderlande strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. The company’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 5,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of €1.4 billion, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.

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