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Vanderlande Industries UK has been given the award for Best Business Partner by the Airport Operators Association (AOA).

The award is in recognition of Vanderlande’s excellence in working with UK airports to provide cost-effective, efficient, energy-efficient and passenger-friendly baggage handling systems.

Ed Anderson, AOA chairman, commented, “The number and quality of entries was unprecedented, reflecting the quality of people and companies working in the airports industry. Deciding on the winners was a difficult process, with so many outstanding entries, but the award winner showed particular excellence and dedication in their field.”

Vanderlande also won AOA’s Best Innovator Award in 2010 in recognition of its research and “blue skies” thinking into developing baggage handling technology designed to help to realise significant savings in airport operational costs.

David Rothwell (pictured), head of sales of Vanderlande UK, said, “We are proud once again to have won an award from the AOA, and especially proud that we are seen as the UK airports’ best business partner. We work very hard with airports to provide them with a consultative approach to their baggage handling systems, giving them advice on how these may be operated more effectively, energy-efficiently, and most importantly to help airport profitability.”