Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 26, 2009) - Jervis B. Webb Company - a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions - today announced a contract worth approximately $16 million dollars with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to install a new automated in-line baggage handling system.
The new system will automate the entire baggage screening process in Terminal A by relocating the existing baggage screening systems from the ticket lobby to areas in the lower level of the existing terminal building. The new system includes seven Explosive Detection System (EDS) machines, two new transfer lines and an upgrade to the existing baggage handling controls system.
The project calls for a phased demolition of existing equipment and the use of temporary tie-in conveyors, allowing the airport to maintain operations during implementation of the project. Project completion is slated for April 2010.
"We're pleased that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport awarded Webb Airport Systems to provide the new automated in-line baggage handling system for Terminal A," said Kenneth Hamel, Vice President of Webb Airport Systems. "Webb Airport Systems takes pride in being a leader that meets the demands of today's security requirements and improves baggage handling processes for airports all over the world."
About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology and systems. Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, beverage, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.
About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth , Texas , DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,900 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW has been named " Best Airport for Customer Service in North America " by an Airports Council International survey of passengers in 2006 and 2007. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 135 domestic and 38 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.