Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions

Self-Service Check-In, Boarding, Baggage, Security and Payment Systems for the Airport Industry

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions,
Vosskuhle 37,
44141 Germany

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions,
Vosskuhle 37,
44141 Germany

Materna IPS is an integrated passenger services brand providing automated passenger handling solutions.

Our common-use self-service (CUSS) solutions include applications for kiosk, online or mobile check-in, as well as secure access, self-boarding and automated bag drop systems.

Check-in solutions for airports

Our aim is to simplify the passenger journey at all points from check-in to boarding and increase efficiency for airports and airlines at the same time. With our integrated solutions we can reduce waiting times, give passengers more flexibility and gain higher throughput.

Modular systems provide an individual fit for terminal design, space and local requirements. Together with our customers, we find the ideal solution to optimise passenger and baggage handling.

Different hardware partners and designers develop our products with vast expertise and aviation knowhow. These include check-in kiosks with a robust layout for maximum use that are equipped with modern technology and components for scanning, reading and printing.

Worldwide self bag drop and access installations

Materna is a leading supplier of self-service bag drop units, with the largest number of installations at airports worldwide. In 2003, Materna implemented the first automated baggage acceptance system at Vienna Airport, followed by systems for Emirates and Lufthansa.

Airports in India, Canada, Scandinavia, Germany and the UK trust in Materna’s self bag drop products with multiple units either as newly installed solutions or retrofit kiosks.

Automatic gate solutions for pre-security access, lounge access or self-boarding are also part of Materna’s Integrated Passenger Services portfolio. They give passengers access to secured areas at the airport and are equipped with modern technology to check validity and avoid misuse of boarding passes.

With more than 200 gates in operation, Athens International Airport and Swedavia have the largest installations in Europe.

CUSS platform expertise and applications

Expertise in software development has allowed us to deliver our own CUSS platform and application for self-service check-in and bag drop solutions, which are CUSS and IATA RP 1701 f-compliant and support multiple airline departure control systems.

Airports and airlines benefit from common-use software and equipment, which saves terminal space and time. In addition, we offer CUSS-based solutions as well as common-use web services.

New technologies for airport payment systems

When it comes to payment services at certain airport service points, we are able to integrate common-use payment for extra charges directly at the kiosk. This is designed to benefit both passengers and airlines as excess baggage or upgrade fees can be paid easily.

To secure future-oriented services and technologies, we continuously improve our solutions and integrate biometric identification at all passenger check-in, bag drop, security and boarding stages.

The products help minimise queues and allow passengers to move seamlessly through the terminal. Our clever biometrics solutions have been awarded as smartest technology of the year 2018.

About Materna IPS

As a leading player in the aviation industry, Materna IPS has successfully been providing hardware and software solutions to airports, airlines and ground handling companies for more than 30 years. As an IATA strategic partner we actively contribute to set high standards in the common-use area.

Customers directly benefit from our long-term experience, since we offer field-proven, reliable, secure and elegantly designed cost-efficient solutions that simplify the passenger journey.

Due to a combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software, we create a seamless user experience from kerbside to boarding, from home to destination. For this purpose, our one-stop-shop portfolio consists of specific check-in, baggage drop-off and access solutions.

We proudly count a variety of national and international companies to our clients such as Lufthansa, easyJet, Emirates, DNATA, London Gatwick Airport, Eurowings, Hamburg Airport, Swedavia, Finavia, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Montreal, Bangalore, Athens and Vienna Airport. 2017 is a landmark year for us as we gained major airports as new customers in the US and India.

Our worldwide footprint includes:

  • 70 airports
  • 700 self bag drop installations
  • 130,000 daily bag drops
  • 250,000 daily check-ins


Materna IPS check-in solutions are incredibly fast and allow passengers to manage kiosk check-ins in a short time.


With our quick and easy-to-use self bag drop solutions, we deliver modular and customisable systems to airlines, airports and ground handlers.


Our access solutions offer a reliable, fast and convenient access to airport security areas for passengers and staff.

Materna IPS Exhibits Solutions at Passenger Terminal Expo

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) will be exhibiting at the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London, UK, with innovative solutions for check-in, automated bag drop, access, biometry and monitoring.

New Self-Bag-Drop Installation in Montréal-Trudeau

Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) is now using automated baggage handling from Materna intelligent passenger solutions (IPS) to meet the needs of a substantial increase in passenger numbers.

Materna Announces Growth and Continues to Expand its Aviation Business

The Materna Group, a globally active IT company and supplier of software and hardware solutions for automated passenger handling throughout the world, achieved a record turnover of €223m in the year 2016, which is 6% up on the previous year. The share of turnover achieved outside Germany in 2016 was 15% (€33m).

Materna at the Airport Show in Dubai

Materna is a leading player in the aviation industry. Customers include airports, airlines and ground handlers, such as Emirates, Lufthansa, DNATA, London Gatwick, Hamburg Airport, Toronto and Vienna Airport.

Materna at PTE 2017 in Amsterdam

At PTE 2017 in Amsterdam from 14 to 16 March, Materna will present its complete end-to-end passenger journey, from home to destination, and show how seamless travel is a real benefit for passengers.

Materna Presents New Cabin Luggage Check at Passenger Terminal Expo

At the aviation trade show Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in Cologne, Materna will present a completely unique solution that is used by passengers to measure their cabin baggage fully automatically. With the new cabin luggage check, airlines can automatically weigh and measure the hand luggage of their passengers before departure, and compare the data with their specifications.

The New Merkur by Materna and eKiosk

Aviation specialist Materna has extended its range of products for automated passenger handling. Materna now presents the prototype of a new self-service kiosk for automated baggage drop at airports.

Materna at Dubai Airport Show

At the Dubai Airport Show, Materna will present their solutions, focusing on self bag drop, with different types of kiosks and scanning modules. You'll find the team in the German Pavilion, No. 6611.

MATERNA Presents New PHOENIX Check-In Kiosk  

As a leading provider of Integrated Passenger Services, Materna ips is once again at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona this year (25 to 27 March). The show stand will focus in part on innovations in terms of biometric data recording for check-in and self-boarding.

CUSS Check-in for Swedavia

Swedish airport operator Swedavia has contracted MATERNA to supply and install new check-in machines.

Hamburg Airport Awards Baggage Drop-Off System to MATERNA

Hamburg airport has awarded MATERNA ips the Dortmund based specialist for integrated passenger services systems with a contract to develop a common use self-bag drop solution. The solution should in particular be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the fifth largest airport in Germany.

MATERNA at Passenger Terminal Expo 2013

As the leading provider of integrated passenger services, Materna ips is once again at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Geneva this year (9-11 April 2013). Numerous new products relating to convenient, efficient passenger processing will be presented for the specialist public for the first time on the Materna stand (stand 5100).

MATERNA ips Provides Software Solution For Siemens Sicheck Product Range

For over ten years, Materna ips has been successful in the development and marketing of bag drop solutions for airports and airlines. Together with Siemens, sales activities are set to be extended to other areas. The modular Sicheck solution from Siemens incorporates a range of bag drop variants which can be adapted to the individual requirements of different airports and airlines.

Fully Automated Access Control at Dortmund Airport

Airport Dortmund tests the unattended version of MATERNA's SecureAccess solution. Due to success of the attended security check with MATERNA's Secure Access, now the Airport tests the self-service system, which consists of a Kaba Gate and the MATERNA software application.

Integrative Approach with Strong Partners

MATERNA ips has showcased a new generation of automated baggage handling systems at the 2012 Passenger Terminal Expo, demonstrating its innovative solutions for improving services to passengers.

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