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SITA acquires self-service bag drop developer Type22

Posted: 3 December 2015 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review | No comments yet

SITA has announced the acquisition of Dutch baggage handling product developer Type22 enhancing its end-to-end passenger processing portfolio. The Netherlands based private company founded in 2006, provides a range of self-service bag drop solutions including Scan&Fly, recently introduced at Incheon International Airport in South Korea, and Drop&Fly. SITA states the acquisition will complement its suite […]

SITA acquires self-service bag drop developer Type22

SITA has announced the acquisition of Dutch baggage handling product developer Type22 enhancing its end-to-end passenger processing portfolio.

SITA acquires self-service bag drop developer Type22

The Netherlands based private company founded in 2006, provides a range of self-service bag drop solutions including Scan&Fly, recently introduced at Incheon International Airport in South Korea, and Drop&Fly. SITA states the acquisition will complement its suite of intelligent airport IT solutions designed to improve the entire passenger process from curb to arrival hall.

SITA to incorporate Type22 Scan&Fly and Drop&Fly products

Francesco Violante, CEO of SITA, said: “SITA has been providing its ‘Self BagDrop’ solution since 2010 with several successful deployments worldwide. According to SITA’s 2015 Airport IT Trends Survey, 62 percent of passengers will use self-service bag drop by 2017. Recognising the tremendous potential in the market made acquiring Type22 a logical next step that will make us leaders in self-service bag drop integrated with common-use systems. The addition of Type22’s product portfolio and expertise will provide SITA’s customers with automated self-service bag drop solutions that are perfect for both new airport terminals as well as retrofitted into existing desk environments.”

Roel Reijnen, Managing Director of Type22, said: “At Type22 we have been entirely focused on self-service bag drop solutions since 2011 and our team has the technical experience as well as a keen understanding of the needs of the customer. With an established strong customer base in Europe and Asia, we look forward to continued growth in these and other markets adding to the SITA success story.” 

SITA states it will continue to develop Type22’s products and will provide support for all s existing customers.  Members of Type22’s staff will remain located in Delft, The Netherlands.

Results of SITA’s recent 2015 Airport IT Trends Survey can be viewed here.

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