Materna Information & Communications SE

Complete Portfolio for Automated Passenger Handling to Airlines and Airports

As a leading player in the aviation industry, Materna ips has successfully been providing hardware and software solutions to airports, airlines and ground handling companies for over 30 years.

Customers directly benefit from our long-term experience, since we offer field-proven, reliable, secure and elegantly designed cost-efficient solutions that simplify your passengers´ journey. Due to a combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software, we create a seamless user experience from curbside to boarding, from home to destination. For this purpose our one-stop-shop portfolio consists of specific check-in, baggage drop-off and access solutions combined with the latest payment and biometric services.

We proudly count a variety of national and international companies to our clients such as Lufthansa, easyJet, Emirates, DNATA, London Gatwick Airport, Eurowings, Hamburg Airport, Swedavia, Finavia, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Montreal, Bangalore, Athens and Vienna Airport.

Our worldwide footprint

  • 70 Airports
  • 600 SBD Installations
  • 110.000 Daily Bag Drops
  • 250.000 Daily Check-Ins

Company Profile

  • Check-in

    Simple, easy to use

    Materna ips check-in solutions are incredibly fast and allow your passengers to manage kiosk check-ins in a pleasingly short time. Our products are based on our certified CUSS platform and are fully compliant with the relevant IATA standards. This guarantees minimal integration effort, the shortest possible project durations and maximum interconnectivity to any other CUSS-based systems that might be in use at your airport. Besides kiosk check-in, we also deliver web check-in as well as counter solutions based on CUPPS and CUTE.

    Our products are also ready to handle payment and biometric functions, furthermore onsite maintenance can be provided optionally.

  • Baggage

    Multiple options – one unique user experience  

    With our quick and easy-to-use self bag drop solutions, we deliver modular and customisable systems to airlines, airports and ground handlers. As a pioneer in self-service solutions, we continuously improve our products which provide both, 1-step and 2-step processes for self-service bag drop, payment integration and of course biometric data identification.

    Retrofit Solution

    If you are looking to upgrade your existing infrastructure, have a look at our Drop.Go series, which is especially designed as a retrofit solution with its focus on easy integration. The Drop.Go units can be mounted on existing check-in counters and provide bag tag printing optionally.

    Greenfield Solution

    However, considering a greenfield solution, we recommend our flagship Air.Go series, creating a unique and individual terminal design. All our greenfield solutions provide multiple functions for 1- or 2-step bag drop processes.

    Regardless of which series you opt for, we guarantee a perfect fit and make you benefit from a process time reduction down to 10 seconds, leading to much shorter queuing times.

    Our self bag drop solutions are CUSS- and IATA RP 1701 f-compliant and support multiple airline Departure Control Systems (DCS).

  • Access

    Best mix of security and convenience

    Our access solutions offer a reliable, fast and convenient access to airport security areas for passengers and staff. We provide certified single or multi-line gates for the following:


    When passengers access airside, our software checks their boarding passes and verifies the information by comparing it with the airport’s database.


    To allow secure access to specific areas, such as lounges, our solution does not only validate boarding passes but also checks for corresponding flight times.


    Our self-boarding gates interact with the airline-specific applications based on AEA criteria.

Company News

Passenger Terminal Expo with Materna solutions - live and in virtual reality

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) will be exhibiting at the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London with innovative solutions for check-in, automated bag drop, access, biometry and monitoring. From 26 to 28 March, PTE …

New self-bag-drop installation in Montréal-Trudeau

Materna’s next project in Canada goes live Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL), just like Toronto Airport, is now utilizing automated baggage handling from Materna intelligent passenger solutions (ips) ready to meet the needs of substantial increases in …

BLR Airport launches self-bag-drop

First airport in India introduces fully automated bag-drop system implemented by Materna Just 45 seconds! This will be the time taken to complete your baggage check-in at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The Bangalore International Airport Limited—operator …

Market entry in India – Materna subsidiary founded in Bangalore

Materna expands international business After successful installations in Europe and North America, Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) is now entering new markets in Asia with its flagship self bag drop solutions. In the course of their …

Breakthrough for Self-Bag-Drop in the US

Major project for Self-Bag-Drop at Denver International Airport has started with Materna In the area of self-bag-drop, Denver International Airport (DEN) is becoming a real pioneer in the USA. As part of the ongoing renovation of …

TUI wins Real IT Awards 2018 for Self-Bag-Drop Service at London Gatwick Airport

Materna IPS has implemented a self-bag-drop project for TUI The airline TUI won three awards at the Real IT Awards (RITA) in London, on 17 May 2018, for the significant service improvements achieved by installing its …

Meet us in Dubai: the Airport Show, 7-9 May 2018

Passenger journey from home to destination in Dubai Materna will present its complete end-to-end passenger journey at the Airport Show in Dubai in Virtual Reality Technology. Visitors will learn more about the whole range of self-bag-drop solutions …

2018 Passenger Terminal Expo with virtual reality passenger journey

Materna will be presenting versatile solutions for airports and airlines Materna Integrated Passenger Services (IPS) will once again be exhibiting at the 2018 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in Stockholm with innovative and flexible solutions for check-in, …

Visit Materna at Passenger Terminal Expo 2018 in Stockholm Stand: 1100

Move through the airport terminal in Virtual Reality This year at Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm Materna will demonstrate the whole passenger journey on the ground in Virtual Reality. Visitors are invited to explore how the …

Self bag drop: New service for passengers and airlines at Hamburg Airport

The quick and flexible way to get off to departure: ten easy-to-use, self-explanatory kiosks for fully automated baggage drop Hamburg Airport has launched the next generation of airport. With the new, fully automated baggage drop, passengers …


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