Vanderlande has confirmed that it has secured a record order intake of €1.4 billion in 2015 for its integrated solutions in the baggage handling, warehouse automation, and parcel and postal markets, including the company's array of life-cycle services. This represents an increase of up to €400 million compared to the previous year's order intake of €1 billion.
The baggage handling market is developing favourably on a global basis with Vanderlande clearly positioned as the market leader. This may be evidenced by a significant landmark in the company's history with the confirmation that it will supply the entire baggage handling system for Istanbul's new international airport, with a capacity that will see it become one of the world's largest airports.
The company has also been selected as the supplier for the Terminal 1 Redevelopment project at Singapore Changi Airport, which is its largest-ever baggage handling contract in the Asian market. Further orders for Vanderlande's innovative systems and intelligent software have been secured at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney, Kiev Boryspil Airport and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The rapidly expanding warehouse automation market has also been successful for Vanderlande with a significant level of new business secured in the food retail sector. Vanderlande's value-added systems enable fully automated case picking (ACP) across a wide range of products. This is facilitated by the company's load forming logic (LFL) software, which automatically builds pallets or roll cages in the same sequence of product groups as a store's layout.
These orders have been attracted from such leading chains as Albert Heijn (The Netherlands), E.Leclerc (France), Consum (Spain), Cencosud (Chile), and some large Asia-Pacific food retailers. In addition, Zalando and Würth are extending their existing automated warehouse system.
Parcel and postal
In the fast-growing parcel and postal market, Vanderlande has reconfirmed its leading position and has further developed its business with the leading international parcel delivery companies. Among the new orders secured by the company in this highly competitive sector are FedEx, SF Express (China) and DHL Leipzig (part of Deutsche Post DHL).
Vanderlande's long-term partnerships may also be evidenced by its life-cycle services agreements, for example through the continuation of operations and maintenance at Barcelona, Munich, Schiphol, Heathrow and Oslo Gardermoen airports. Recent additions to Vanderlande's portfolio include: Kingsford Smith International Airport, Nanning Wuxu International Airport, Minsk Airport and the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
EDEKA Südwest Fleisch (Germany) has also extended its site-based service contract for an additional period and a further agreement has been secured with Asda (UK). After completion of its state-of-the-art new automated distribution centre in The Netherlands, Albert Heijn will engage Vanderlande's experienced life-cycle services team.
"Vanderlande is continuing to add value to our customers' businesses, which is helping us to expand within our current markets," says Govert Hamers, Vanderlande's CEO. "We are currently carrying out as many as 260 projects in no fewer than 105 countries worldwide, and internationalisation is increasingly important for our company's ongoing success. As a leading global partner, our international network is an invaluable asset as we ensure that we are in close proximity to our customers."
Company profile of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is a global market leader in baggage handling systems for airports, and sorting systems for parcel and postal services. The company is also a leading supplier of warehouse automation solutions.
Vanderlande's baggage handling systems move 3.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 8.8 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world's top 20. More than 20 million parcels (300 packages per second) are sorted by its systems every day. These have been installed for a variety of customers including the four largest parcel and postal companies in the world. In addition, 12 of Europe's top 20 e-commerce companies and many distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande's efficient and reliable solutions.
The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers' business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande's extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 3,800 employees, all committed to moving its customers' businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than one billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added automated material handling solutions.