Airport logistics Siemens receives major order for Palma de Mallorca Airport

  • Innovative sorting technology and optimized baggage handling capacity
  • Integration of new screening units for increased safety
  • Enhanced passenger convenience from check-in to arrival
  • Implementation to take place with no interruption to airport operations

Siemens Logistics has been awarded a comprehensive order to modernize and optimize the baggage handling system at Spain’s Palma de Mallorca Airport. With this project, Siemens Logistics will in particular help airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) to ensure that international specifications for baggage screening are met to the highest degree. Siemens’ scope of delivery includes the integration of new screening units as well as the installation of six Siemens tilt-tray sorter units (VarioSort TTS), 79 baggage carousels, and 60 check-ins.  

“As a proven partner for integration projects, we are pleased to continue our successful cooperation with Aena.” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “With our decades of expertise and innovative airport solutions, we will make sure that our customer matches today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges.”

Siemens Logistics’ VarioSort TTS baggage solution is a highly energy-efficient tilt-tray sorter with a very robust and reliable design, and low life-cycle costs. Particularly important features include an increase of throughput rate and modular product components. Siemens Logistics will carry out the project with carefully thought-out steps, with no interruptions to airport operations. The measures are scheduled to be completed in the next five years.

Aena SME, S.A., a Spanish state-owned company, is the world's number one airport operator in terms of passenger traffic, with over 263 million passengers passing through Spanish aviation hubs in 2018. Aena manages 46 airports and two heliports in Spain, and has direct and indirect shares in other 17 airports.

Siemens Logistics serves 16 of the 20 largest passenger airports worldwide, which together process a total of 1.1 billion airline customers per year. The company’s successful track record also includes long-term operation and maintenance contracts with more than 40 airports around the globe.

Siemens Logistics has its own Spanish national company, which is headquartered in Tres Cantos, nearby Madrid. Furthermore, the company has installed a team of experts in Palma de Mallorca. With this local presence, a competent local handling of projects and optimum customer service are guaranteed.



Monica Soffritti


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