Lödige Industries to equip dnata’s new fully automated system at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam/Scherfede, February 15, 2022 – dnata, one of the world’s leading providers of air and travel services, has engaged Lödige Industries, a leading provider of cargo terminal solutions, to supply its new cargo terminal at Amsterdam Airport- Schiphol. Due to construction measures at Schiphol to improve the airport infrastructure, it is necessary for dnata to move into a new terminal, which should be operational in 2024. The new building, developed by Schiphol Commercial½Real Estate and designed by the firm of architects DP6, will be equipped by Lödige Industries with a fully automated system to ensure the future growth of dnata’s customers at Schiphol.

Two separate Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) with twelve stacker cranes are used in the terminal for import and export. 2,500 pallets can be stored there. Additional storage for up to 700 ULDs is serviced by four Elevating Transport Vehicles (ETVs). To provide flexible and scalable ULD transport within the terminal, dnata will also deploy seven intelligent Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) – a product innovation developed by Lödige Industries – which is being used here for the first time on a large scale.

Another special feature are the smart gates, which automatically record the volume and weight of all incoming shipments via 3D scans and thus speed up handling considerably. This will again greatly improve the quality of service. A comprehensive and efficient warehouse management system integrating all elements will enable dnata to further expand its operations and services at Schiphol. High level of automation saves space and time, increases safety and frees up staff for higher value tasks

Jan van Anrooy, Managing Director of dnata Netherlands, said: “We are delighted to improve our operations with a major investment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Equipped with the latest technologies, our new terminal allows us to significantly expand our offer and meet the increased demand for our services. It will also help us to consistently deliver service excellence to our customers, ensuring the highest level of safety and quality at every stage of the handling process. We look forward to cooperating with Lödige Industries, a strong partner who shares our passion for innovation.”

“We are very proud of this new order from dnata, with whom we have worked with great success in the past. The new terminal will put dnata at the forefront of modern air cargo operations. worked closely with the architects to ensure that the new terminal can take full advantage of our high-tech automation solutions and support dnata in its growth plans,” says Arthur van Brink, Managing Director Benelux, Lödige Industries.

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