Vanderlande Secures Record Orders Worth €1.4 Billion
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.
In the baggage handling sector, Vanderlande recently announced a significant deal with Istanbul’s new international airport, which will see it supply the entire baggage handling operation, while it has also been selected as the supplier for the Terminal 1 Redevelopment project at Singapore Changi Airport, its largest-ever baggage handling contract in the Asian market.
The rapidly expanding warehouse automation market has been hugely 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.
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.
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.
Elsewhere, in the fast-growing parcel and postal market, Vanderlande has further developed its business with the leading international parcel delivery companies, including FedEx, SF Express (China) and DHL Leipzig (part of Deutsche Post DHL).
“Vanderlande is continuing to add value to our customers’ businesses, which is helping us to expand within our current markets,” says Govert Hamers, Vanderlande chief executive. “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.”
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