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Cargo, ground handling firms see good growth potential

posted on May 11, 2016

Companies plan to expand businesses across Gulf region

Firms guage expansion opportunities from Airport Show participation

Cargo, ground handling firms see good growth potential

Dubai, May 11: Ground handling and cargo handling companies participating at the Airport Show 2016 are optimistic about increased business opportunities and are planning to foray into the other Gulf countries.

Most companies see increased potential for expanding businesses across the Middle East in view of the expected increase in investment in infrastructure projects, particularly airport expansions,  trading activities and passenger traffic following a realisation to diversify their economies away from oil-related activities.

Germany-based TEC Huenert GmbH, which specialises in the development and manufacture of airport ground support equipment for the aviation industry, has displayed their product range including passenger stairs, VIP mobile escalator stairs, water and toilet service vehicle and its innovative Rescuestair systems.

“We have supplied the Rescuestair system to the Maktoum International Airport and are looking at associating with other airports in the region, particularly in Saudi Arabia, which is a big market,” said Viktoriya Sarafova, International Sales, of TEC Huenert, displaying the company’s products at the Airport Show.

“Our participation at the Airport Show enables us to gauge the business potential in view of the enquiries from trade visitors,” Viktoriya added.

Products that of much demand in the region are VIP mobile escalator stairs and ground support equipment including towed passengerstairs.

 A core product manufactured by TEC Huenert is its Rescuestair emergency evacuation airstair system (EEAS). Rescuestair is specifically designed to be used by airport rescue and firefighting brigades. Its main purpose is to reach quickly an aircraft, which is involved in an accident, to rescue passengers from the aircraft and to provide access for emergency services to the aircraft.

Another German company topsystem Systemhaus GmbH, which offers Digital Apron Fleet Management system and cargo handling solutions, is also seeing good potential in the region and plans to extend operations across the Middle East.

“The Gulf area has good potential for our business and we want to be present there, particularly in Saudi Arabia, to offer our services,” said Jorg Riermeier, Vice President, Head of Sales and Project Management, with topsystem Systemhaus.

Media Source: Nadd Al Shiba PR & Event Management



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