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Major upgrade of baggage handling system completed

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A three-year baggage handling project worth DKK 50 million is close to a successful completion. The project includes a complete upgrade of the control systems for Copenhagen Airport’s baggage handling system.

The summer season is crunch time for Copenhagen Airport. With more than 6.5 million passengers during the three summer months, everything must work at the airport, not least baggage handling.

In a partnership with Danish based company Crisplant, Copenhagen Airport has now completed a comprehensive upgrade of the complex control systems for the many kilometres of baggage conveyor belts used to sort outgoing baggage.
 
A nighttime project
The work has typically been carried out at night when the volume of traffic and baggage is lowest. Copenhagen Airport’s COO, Kristian Durhuus, commends Crisplant for making sure that the upgrade work did not affect daily traffic and the important baggage handling service.
 
“Phase one of the project was successfully completed by Crisplant just before the summer season began. Phase two will be completed in the autumn as scheduled. This will give Copenhagen Airport a fully upgraded and state-of-the art sorting system designed to handle the growing passenger numbers we expect in the future,” said Christian Durhuus.
 
In CPH since 1988
Crisplant installed the airport’s first automated baggage sortation system in 1988, and the company has since designed and installed the baggage handling systems currently used in terminals 2 and 3. Klaus Schäfer, CEO of Crisplant adds:

”For 25 years, Crisplant’s systems have played a key role helping Copenhagen Airport develop into one of the world’s leading airports. This upgrade gives Copenhagen Airport an efficient and reliable baggage handling system that will meet its requirements well into the future.”

Concurrently with Crisplant’s upgrade of the control system, Copenhagen Airport is starting up an expansion of the baggage facilities in a project worth DKK 250 million.
 
Facts:
• Based in Aarhus, Denmark, Crisplant is a member of the BEUMER Group and the leading provider of automatic baggage handling systems for airports worldwide.
• In recent years, Crisplant has also upgraded the general control systems for other international airports such as O.R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg, South Africa and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China.

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