Airport Baggage Handling Systems, Sorting and RFID integration

Company BEUMER Group
Date 10.02.2010

Crisplant, a global leader in automated baggage handling and logistics systems is pleased to announce that it has appointed Klaus Schäfer as Managing Director effective from 1st February 2010.

Ranjit Bhabra, who previously held the position, will stay with BEUMER Group, as a member of the Crisplant board of directors.

Schäfer brings a wealth of experience, with 24 years working in the industry, at Mannesmann Dematic, Siemens Dematic and Siemens.

In his most recent position of Vice President Airport Sales at Siemens Infrastructure Logistics within the Siemens Mobility Division, Schäfer was responsible for the worldwide sales activities for Baggage- and Cargo Logistics and Airport IT-Solutions business.  Schäfer has also lived for a period in Singapore and has a complete global perspective from a proven track-record in dealing with Europe, The Americas, Asia-Pacific, UAE and Australasia.

Schäfer is the prime choice in taking Crisplant forward and strengthening its global strategy in product development, integration and customer service.

Working with the BEUMER Group, Schäfer will shape Crisplant’s presence and association with the German family owned business, strengthening its global position and overall business objectives.

Speaking of his new appointment, Schäfer said “I am delighted to be taking over from Bhabra, Managing Director of Crisplant who had successfully fulfilled the role of transitioning Crisplant from FKI Logistex and overseeing the smooth acquisition from the BEUMER Group.  The mission is clear and as an integral part of the BEUMER Group, I am proud to be building on the success so far and shall continue to lead Crisplant from strength to strength.

 Member of BEUMER Group, Crisplant is a leading provider of sortation solutions worldwide. Crisplant provides solutions and lifetime support for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution and warehouse and distribution centres. Crisplant has led and delivered projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, being fully supported by their global network of Customer Service & Support centres. The

BEUMER Group is a leading international manufacturer of intralogistic systems specialising in conveying and loading technology, palletising and packaging technology as well as in sortation and distribution systems. Having approx. 2.000 employees and a turnover of around EUR 350 million, BEUMER Group has, with subsidiaries and representations, a worldwide presence for various industries. For further information please visit us on: and

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