Airport logistics Siemens Logistics receives extensive modernization order at KL International Airport in Malaysia

  • Installation of the latest conveying and sorting technology for baggage handling
  • Expanded capacities and greater passenger convenience
  • Implementation during ongoing airport operation

Siemens Logistics was awarded a major order to modernize the baggage handling system (BHS) at Terminal 1 KL International Airport in Malaysia. The order covers the systematic phase-out of the existing system as well as the design, installation and commissioning of a new BHS. Siemens will supply the latest VarioTray and VarioBelt technology, the VarioStore early bag store and high-performance controlling software. The customer is the airport operator Malaysia Airports.

"We are delighted to have won this strategically important order in Kuala Lumpur," said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. "Our advanced technologies will give the airport a sustainable competitive advantage."

Michael Schneider, Executive Vice President at Siemens Logistics, added: "We are proud that Malaysia Airports decided to place its trust in us following long, intense evaluations. In a consortium with the local company T7 Global, we will contribute added value for our customer’s journey towards increasing its capacities."

“Our consortium partner Siemens Logistics is one of the world’s leading industry players with extensive project execution experience particularly in the live airport environment and a reliable partner to work with," explained Tan Kay Zhuin, Group Chief Executive Officer, T7 Global. "We are excited to be part of this prestigious project.”

The modernization order at KL International Airport will be carried out in three sections and implemented during continuing airport operations. Siemens Logistics will supply and install state-of-the-art conveying technology including VarioTray to boost baggage throughput. The company will also set up a tray-based, high-speed conveyor section between the main terminal building and Satellite A, what will enable bags to be transferred quickly and securely between the two zones.

In addition, the BHS will also feature the efficient VarioBelt belt conveyor. With VarioStore, Terminal 1 is getting a modern early bag store (EBS) that will give the airport a storage capacity of 2,500 spaces. The EBS improves the processing of transfer baggage and allows passengers to check in early.

The order also covers the implementation of a high-performance control system, interfacing with the local controllers (PLC). The proven BagIQ high-level control software enables the smart management of baggage handling processes and completes the overall offering.



Monica Soffritti


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