Siemens Logistics to focus on airport biz
Completes sale of parcel and mail business to international technology group Körber
Having sold its parcel and mail business to the Körber group, Siemens Logistics continues to focus on products and solutions for airport baggage and freight handling with a particular emphasis on automation and digitalisation.
"We're delighted that our parcel business – and above all our former Siemens Parcel Logistics employees – have found a sustainable new home at Körber," says Michael Reichle, CEO, Siemens Logistics and former CEO of Siemens Parcel Logistics. "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."
The airport logistics solutions business remains at Siemens AG, and will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary within the corporate group, says an official statement from Siemens Logistics.
"We're seeing a distinct uptick in demand for air travel," says Reichle. "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 one of the world's leading airport logistics providers for baggage and freight handling as well as integrated airport digitalisation solutions. Its portfolio features the VarioBelt TilterPlus belt conveyor, the automated ULD unloader VarioTip, and the Baggage 360 airport operations software, the statement said.