Materna IPS GmbH

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, Denver and Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Our worldwide footprint

  • 80 Airports
  • 800 SBD Installations
  • 150.000 Daily Bag Drops
  • 300.000 Daily Check-Ins

Company Profile

  • Check-in

    Simple, easy to use check-in solutions

    Materna IPS check-in solutions are incredibly fast and allow passengers to manage kiosk check-ins in a 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.

    Alongside kiosk check-in, we also deliver web check-in as well as counter solutions based on CUPPS and CUTE.

    Our products can be equipped with payment and biometric functions. In addition, on-site maintenance can be provided depending on the customers requirements.

  • 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, one-step and two-step processes for self-service bag drop, payment integration and biometric data identification.

    If you are looking to upgrade your existing infrastructure, have a look at our Drop.Go series, which is specially designed as a retrofit solution with its focus on easy integration.

    However, considering a brand new solution, we recommend our flagship Flex.Go series, creating a unique and individual terminal design.

    Regardless of which series you opt for, we guarantee a perfect fit and a process time reduction down to ten seconds, leading to much shorter waiting times.

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

  • Access

    Perfect 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

Materna IPS deploys Biometric Face Recognition at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Tokyo International Airport (HANEDA), the 4th largest airport in the world, chose the German SBD provider to equip their self-service installation with the Materna IPS One ID journey. Via 1:1 verification the passenger’s scanned government issued …

Materna IPS introduces touchless kiosk control for a safe travel experience

Airports and airlines focus on eliminating close contact between passengers and service agents German provider Materna IPS has developed a solution that allows passengers to operate self bag drop units (SBDs) with their smartphone. The new …

Materna secures competitive advantages in the aviation business with spin-off

After more than 30 successful years on the international market for automated passenger handling at airports, on 1 September 2020 the Materna Group will be transferring its aviation brand Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) to form …

Making the passenger journey touchless in a post COVID-19 world

How Materna IPS helps airports and airlines to meet current challenges with Touchless.Connect Globally almost all industries are suffering in this crisis. The aviation industry will need up to 3 years to recover from the shutdown. …

New self bag drop solution at Tokyo International Airport Haneda

Materna IPS has implemented the installation together with Toyo Kanetsu K.K. Tokyo International Airport (HANEDA), Japan’s fastest growing airport by passenger numbers, has increased its capacities through new terminal extensions. The 4th biggest airport in the …


Materna IPS GmbH
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  • +49 231 5599-1900