13 Jul 2009

Baggage handling firm wins Bahamas airport contract

3:23 pm on 13 July 2009

Baggage-handling specialist Glidepath is on track for record North American growth, after winning a $US21 million Bahamas airport project.

Glidepath will supply baggage handling and sorting systems and an explosive detection system at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

It is the third United States airport contract the company has won in the last 18 months. Glidepath's North American contracts will contribute half its expected $100 million turnover for 2009.

Managing director and chairman Ken Stevens says despite declining airport numbers, Glidepath's cost efficiencies and customisation have enabled it to compete against the world giants.

Mr Stevens says the company is taking advantage of the Obama administration's stimulus package, which put billions of dollars into airport security.

He says Glidepath is also targeting growth in India, Australasia and South East Asia.