Aug 09, 2019

Daifuku Airport Technologies enters new era in Digital Technology

by Kirsty Tull

Daifuku Co., Ltd has made the following announcement to acquire Netherlands-based Scarabee Aviation Group B.V and Australia-based Intersystems (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, one of the world’s leading FIDS providers.

Daifuku Airport Technologies enters new era in Digital Technology

Daifuku Co., Ltd has made the following announcement to acquire Netherlands-based Scarabee Aviation Group B.V and Australia-based Intersystems (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, one of the world’s leading FIDS providers.

The acquisitions, a key milestone in Daifuku’s Value Innovation 2020 strategy, will increase Daifuku Airport Technologies digital portfolio, affirming their capabilities in Airport Operational Management Systems, Business Intelligence, Biometrics, and Security. Both acquisitions, further strengthen Daifuku’s technological advantage, as a leading provider of end-to-end airport solutions, enabling enhanced airport operations and significantly improving passenger experience.

“As the industry has evolved, we have invested significantly to ensure we continue to deliver leading-edge solutions. With passenger numbers increasing at such an expediential rate, we need to respond to the growing needs of airports and airlines worldwide, evolve our thinking and push the boundaries, both as our commitment to the industry and as a trusted partner,” said Adam Matheson, Executive General Manager, Daifuku Airport Technologies.

Daifuku is the world’s largest materials handling company with an annual turnover of more than USD$4 billion.

The decision comes as Daifuku continues its growth trajectory establishing Airport Technologies (ATec) as one of the four core businesses, alongside Manufacturing and Distributions Systems (FA&DA), Cleanroom Production Line Systems (eFA), and Automobile Production Line Systems (AFA).

Daifuku is the only company in recent history to cover all airport fields of baggage handling systems, operation and maintenance; self-service baggage check-in systems and now smart security lanes and airport operational management systems.

Mr Matheson said, “Based on the expectation that airport facilities will be updated and expanded due to a rapid increase of passengers, we anticipate there to be demand for smarter airports with improved convenience and greater use of communications technologies.”

“We believe the acquisition of Scarabee and Intersystems gives us the strongest platform to immediately enhance our capabilities and further deliver on our strategy.”

“Our strategy continues to support the end-to-end processes of airport operations by providing high-value, sophisticated, innovative technology and systems that deliver exceptional passenger experiences,” said Mr Matheson.

Daifuku’s Scarabee checkpoint security lanes, are now in use at some of the most innovative airport security operations including Schiphol Amsterdam (AMS), Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Denver International Airport (DEN) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with the support of and in partnership with United Airlines.

Daifuku Airport Technologies will seek to leverage Scarabee’s extensive experience integrating high performance Computed Tomography (CT) scanners that TSA is in the process of deploying nationwide,  recently completing the first US CT integration at IAH.

 

About Daifuku Airport Technologies

Daifuku Airport Technologies, a business division within Daifuku Co., Ltd, is a trusted partner of airports and airlines globally, providing end-to-end solutions across self-service, baggage handling, operations, security, equipment, and digital technology.

Our leading-edge solutions continue to revolutionize airport operations around the world, enhancing the productivity, intelligence, accuracy, and passenger service levels of our partners.

www.daifukuatec.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/daifuku-airport-technologies

 

About Scarabee Aviation Group

Scarabee Aviation Group, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and with offices around the globe, has a 25-year history of innovation in security by developing products and partnerships to enhance security, improve efficiency and deliver differentiated and improved passenger experience. From smart security lanes to innovative BagDrop® self-service check-in solutions, Scarabee is helping airlines and airports improve operations, experience, and the bottom line.

www.scarabee.com

 

About Intersystems

For almost fifty years Intersystems has provided innovative, clever thinking, operational business solutions to the airports industry that result in highly functional, top-end products that reduce risk, task times and provide outstanding performance.

www.inter-systems.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntersystemsIBD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IntersystemsIBD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/intersystems-group

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