Siemens Logistics to focus on airfreight automation and digitalisation

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Siemens Logistics aims to develop airport logistics with a focus on automating and digitalising airfreight and baggage handling products and solutions.

Following the sale of Siemens Logistics’ parcel and mail business to the Körber group, the airport logistics solutions business remains at Siemens AG and will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary within the corporate group.

“We’re delighted that our parcel business – and above all our former Siemens Parcel Logistics employees – have found a sustainable new home at Körber. The complementary technologies of Körber and Siemens Parcel Logistics, together with the regional structures, are a perfect fit and lay a solid entrepreneurial foundation for the future,” said Michael Reichle, chief executive of Siemens Logistics, and former chief executive of Siemens Parcel Logistics.

He explained: ““We’re seeing a distinct uptick in demand for air travel. After the last two years, airport operators are now on the lookout for solutions that will boost their overall efficiency while still being fast and flexible to implement. We’re in an ideal position here with our portfolio of high-performance hardware and intelligent, cloud-based software combined with our international presence. It enables us to offer targeted support to our customers as their businesses continue to recover strongly.”

Siemens Logistics is a major airport logistics provider for baggage and freight handling as well as integrated airport digitalisation solutions. Its portfolio features world firsts such as the VarioBelt TilterPlus belt conveyor, the automated ULD unloader VarioTip, and the versatile Baggage 360 airport operations software. 

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Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]