BEUMER Corporation today announced its acquisition of a majority interest in Glidepath LLC, a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of airport baggage handling systems. Glidepath LLC is based in Dallas, Texas, and was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidepath Limited, based in New Zealand. Glidepath LLC will become part of BEUMER Corporation’s Airports Segment in the United States, Mexico, and the Bahamas, and adds a diverse range of baggage handling components and systems to BEUMER’s baggage handling solutions portfolio. BEUMER, which includes Crisplant brand solutions, is well known for its tote, tilt tray, and independent carrier system (ICS) baggage sortation technologies, among other baggage handling components and systems. Glidepath LLC will change its name and trade as BEUMER Glidepath.

Glidepath has operated in the North American market for more than 30 years and has completed over 160 airport baggage handling projects since 1983. With fully integrated design and manufacturing systems in the United States, Glidepath is known for its capacity to undertake multiple, fast-track, regulatory-compliant projects and to provide complete after-sales service.

"We foresee tremendously positive outcomes for the market by bringing BEUMER Corporation and Glidepath LLC together," said Dr. Thomas Dalstein, president and CEO of BEUMER Corporation, which has completed baggage handling projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. "This unique combination of technologies, talents, and market reach distinguishes us in our ability to offer fully integrated baggage handling solutions, from check-in to baggage claim, for small, medium, and large airports."

The chairman of Glidepath Group, Sir Ken Stevens said: "I believe this a truly significant event for not only Glidepath and its USA staff, but also for the baggage handling industry. The combined expertise and technology to be offered by BEUMER Glidepath will ensure that it is at the forefront of the industry and will enable the company to offer our clients turnkey and integrated baggage handling solutions for small, medium and large projects. From small beginnings in Wichita, Kansas in 1983, this is a most exciting development for the company.