Vanderlande has been awarded its 100th site-based service contract following an agreement with the Airlines Committee of Hawaii, Inc. (ACH). The three-year contract started on 1 March 2015 and involves a site-based team of more than 50 employees. They will provide operations and maintenance for all inbound/outbound baggage handling at Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport. The team will also be responsible for all maintenance of the inbound systems at Lihue Airport, Kona International Airport and Hilo International Airport.
Vanderlande was one of six potential bidders in the comprehensive and highly competitive procurement process with the ACH, which included blind scoring. Following this recent win, which reflects the company’s growth in services, Vanderlande now has 100 site-based service teams worldwide. The order intake for services will amount to a new record of 250 million euros in the current financial year, which ends on 31 March 2015. Over the last few years, Vanderlande has experienced a consistent growth in services sales of around 15% per annum.
To celebrate its 100th site-based service contract, an official ceremony was held in Hawaii. A commemorative plaque showing a map of the world was presented to ACH Co-Chairperson Matt Shelby by Tjarko Bouman, Director Services Development at Vanderlande.
“The ACH recently took responsibility for the operation and maintenance of baggage handling systems at certain major airports within the Hawaii airport system,” said Mr Shelby. “We knew of Vanderlande’s excellent global reputation within the market and we needed an industry leader to work closely with us for this important project. Although the procurement process was highly competitive with compelling proposals from multiple bidders, we are confident that we have found a real partner that can bring the operations and maintenance of the baggage handling system to a whole new level. The cooperation Vanderlande has shown on virtually every aspect of this start-up has been excellent and we are convinced that Vanderlande is the right partner for us.”
Mr Bouman commented: “We are very happy with our 100th site-based service contract, which we consider an important milestone in our services growth over the last few years. Our services for the ACH baggage handling systems will ensure high performance, and further improvement with the implementation of innovative service solutions such as EYE4U and Maximo® EAM. We look forward to working with the ACH to help them ensure the success of their business.”