Siemens expands self-bag-drop options at Gatwick Airport


Material handling and technology specialist Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has completed the installation of new self-service bag-drop facilities in the North and South Terminals at London Gatwick Airport.

The two projects included the supply and installation of replacement hardware, new conveyors and new software with integrated commissioning and extensive acceptance testing at both sites.

In the North Terminal, four new self-service bag-drop units together with new controls and conveyors have been integrated with mechanical check-in desks to provide Virgin Atlantic passengers with more choice.

At the South Terminal, all remaining mechanical check-in desks in Zone C have been replaced with eight new self-service bag-drop units, new conveyors and updated software.

Claire Kennedy, project manager, terminal programme at London Gatwick, said, “It’s a joy working with contractors that are like minded and flexible. Focused on working together to deliver as safely, quickly and cost efficiently as possible, with no compromise on the quality of work.”


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