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ELS awarded baggage handling system contract at Cleveland airport

Will assume full operations and maintenance responsibility for the newly commissioned baggage system at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

December 6, 2017

CARROLLTON, Texas — Daifuku Elite Line Services (ELS) has been selected to assume full operations and maintenance responsibility for the newly commissioned Daifuku Jervis B. Webb In-Line Baggage Handling System by the airlines serving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

The four-year service contract will include the operation and maintenance of 5,500 linear feet of conveyor, 11 claim units, 421 drives, 100 power turns, 12 high speed diverters and six make up units and also include operational responsibilities for control room monitoring, manual encoding and jam clearing.

Additionally, ELS will maintain 31 of Daifuku’s latest innovation – Mobile Inspection Tables (MITs) – which were designed to improve the efficiency and ergonomics in the TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA).

“ELS is excited by the opportunity to extend its market leading O&M services at the birth place of aviation, and looks forward to building a close working relationship with the airlines and the airport. The new CLE program adds to the company’s substantial 2017 airport business expansion and we consider this as further evidence that the quality and consistency of our maintenance programs better position us to meet the needs of our customers,” said Ian Charters, ELS COO.

The Cleveland Hopkins O&M Contract marks the third airport service contract for ELS to start up in 2017.

Elite Line Services, Inc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, which is a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Daifuku Airport Technologies (ATec) combines the strength of BCS Group, Daifuku Logan, Elite Line Services, Jervis B. Webb Company and Logan Teleflex to provide over 500 airports with baggage solutions, from operations and maintenance to controls and software.