World class airport baggage handling systems integrator, Logan Teleflex has announced the rebranding of the company as 'Daifuku Logan'.
The name change reflects the growing status, global integration and consolidation of Daifuku's global ABH (Airport Baggage Handling) Division, which stretches from the USA - and includes world leading materials handling integrators such as Daifuku Webb and Wynright - across the globe to the Asia Pacific region, Japan & China.
The Daifuku Group is the world's leading materials handling company with a 2013 turnover in excess of 230 billion Yen. Daifuku entered the airport baggage handling industry some seven years ago and has continued to invest and break new ground in product R&D, systems and solution design, along with major investments in customer demonstration centres (Japan, UK & USA) showcasing a full range of integrated product solutions.
These developments, which include innovations in Baggage Tray Systems, Tilt Tray Sorters, DCV and the DuoSys crane systems, are all aimed at providing Daifuku with cutting edge products and its customers with an "always an edge ahead" advantage. Regional customer service and support offices have also been opened which facilitate key market/customer facing relationships, enhancing the value of all Daifuku Logan solutions. The group have also invested heavily in people, creating a global resources base and building a unique, highly competent and experienced workforce set for the challenges within the future ABH market.
Daifuku Logan, which has both sales, design and manufacturing facilities along with customer service and support locations based in the north and south of England, France, Asia and China, is a sister firm of Daifuku Webb in the USA, a company with a US$500 million dollar turnover and capabilities in every aspect of baggage and materials handling.
Logan is a name that has been synonymous with the design, manufacture and integration of baggage handling systems and solutions for over 50 years. During this time, Logan has installed over 400 such systems worldwide with a range of ground breaking, innovative products.
Commenting on the name change and what it means, Ron Osborne, Director and General Manager of Daifuku Logan, said: "We see our name, Daifuku Logan, as the latest step in helping to build Daifuku as a truly global brand in the airport industry. It means we are up there, competing with the very best in designing, building, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, reliable and highly efficient Airport Baggage Handling."
He added: "With the considerable resources, expertise and knowledge of the Daifuku ABH group at our disposal, we are already making inroads in providing airports with modern baggage systems that have transportation, sortation and security screening applications, like Standard 3 screening, as the norm."
Daifuku Logan recently invested heavily in its UK infrastructure and has plans this year to extend its operational bases to Singapore. The company has set in place the foundations for delivering true world class baggage systems integration to customers.