Siemens Logistics has secured a contract to deploy its baggage handling and sorting technology at the new Terminal 2 (T2) in China’s Hefei Xinqiao Airport.

Under the contract, Siemens Logistics will deliver its VarioTray Individual Carrier System to ensure seamless baggage handling.

The contract scope also includes the supply of the VarioStore early bag store as well as the intelligent BagIQ software.

The VarioTray TilterPlus component has been designed to route bags in three directions and enable seamless sorting.

A modern early bag store (EBS) system with a storage capacity of 700 spaces, VarioStore is said to enhance the transfer baggage process and help travellers check in early.

In addition, the BagIQ luggage handling control software will be used to manage T2’s baggage flows.

The software also has the ability to coordinate data within the airport’s ecosystem to facilitate process transparency.

Siemens Logistics Automation Systems (Beijing) will be responsible for executing the project.

The technologies are expected to support the airport’s projected growth in annual passenger handling capacity to nearly 30 million.

Siemens Logistics CEO Michael Schneider said: “With our high-performance products and solutions, we are generating significant added value for our customers.

“A prime example is Hefei Xinqiao Airport, where we are installing a state-of-the-art baggage handling system with sophisticated control. These technologies will enable the airport to meet the growing demand for travel in the region and beyond.”

Last month, Siemens Logistics received a contract for operating and maintaining the baggage handling systems of all terminals at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain.

In January 2023, the company was tapped to supply a new outbound baggage handling system for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Texas, US.