SACO Airport Equipment

ULD / Cargo Handling Equipment / Solutions / Systems

With air traffic predicted to grow at an average rate of 8% per year, and in some areas even up to 20%, the amount of air cargo flown around will also increase tremendously. As a result, companies involved with air cargo face growing challenges on how to organise this and how to get cargo from and to their customers safely and on time. For this, SACO backed by more than 50 years of experience, offers ULD handling solutions ranging from basic systems for manual manoeuvring to fully mechanised and automated systems.

Based in Mierlo, The Netherlands, SACO designs, manufactures and supplies turnkey Cargo Handling Equipment and Systems. Due to the modular design of SACO’s units, it is easy to move, modify, extend and upgrade an existing system in phases when cargo volumes grow. Users can adjust investments to their needs.

Full after sales support, tailor made maintenance solutions and 24-hours service ensure a high performance standard throughout the system’s entire life span.

SACO’s systems have been successfully supplied and commissioned in many European countries, but also in India, Indonesia, Russia, U.A.E., USA, Canada, Curacao, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Company Profile

  • ULD Handling and Storage Solutions for General Air Cargo

    Based on 5 decades of relevant experience, SACO has a full set of handling equipment available to configure any solution that may be required. This includes storage and conveyor decks, truck docks, dolly docks, workstations, scissor lifts, ULD hoists, (elevating) transfer vehicles ((E)TV’s, pallet masters / slave pallets, Depending on the required capacity, ULD storage systems can be based on ETV’s or on the Lift & Run principle incorporating multiple TV’s and hoists.

  • ULD Handling and Storage Solutions for Perishable Air Cargo

    The handling of perishables such as flowers, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, and medicines etc. requires special attention. Not only is this related to keeping the cool chain intact, or segregation and storage in independent temperature controlled conditions, also the handling equipment is to be suited for the ambient conditions and dedicated handling requirements.

  • ULD Handling Solutions for Postal and Express Parcel

    Speed and flexibility are of the essence with Postal and Express Parcel handling. SACO has developed a reliable set of standard equipment for ULD handling dedicated for this sector.

    This is mainly based on modular castor decks, roller decks, truck docks, and integrated weighing systems.

  • Cargo Terminal IT Systems

    SACO’s portfolio includes extensive solutions for the handling of air cargo ULD’s (pallets and containers). Ranging from conveyor decks, truck docks, dolly docks, build-up / break-down workstations, weighing systems, multi-level storage systems incorporating (elevating) transfer vehicles, to SACO’s slave pallet system to additional flexibility.

  • Air Cargo Handling and Storage Systems

    SACO’s turnkey approach enables the supply of cost effective integrated hardware and software solutions for the control and management of air cargo handling and storage systems. This can vary from a standard PLC control system to overall Material Handling Software and management IT-systems.


System Level 508 Manual – Castor Deck

System Level 508 Manual – Castor Deck Non-powered modular deck for multi-directional manual conveying and storage of ULD’s. The standard 10ft module has dimensions of L x W:  3315 x 2600 mm, however these can be …

System Level 508 Manual – Roller Deck

System Level 508 - Manual - Roller deck Non-powered roller deck for manual conveying and storage of ULD’s for either NEP or WEP presentation. Various sizes are available to accommodate different ULD types and to suit …

Slave Pallet System – Slave Pallet Roller Deck

Slave Pallet System – Slave Pallet Roller Deck The SACO Slave Pallet System is a safe and cost effective system for flexible handling of air cargo pallets and containers (ULD’s) in the warehouse or cargo terminal. By …

Slave Pallet System – Pallet Master Ride-On and Pallet Master Pedestrian

Pallet Master Ride-on version Specially purpose designed for the manoeuvring of air cargo ULD’s on slave pallets. Nominal load 8,000 kg (6,800 kg for the ULD and max. 1,200 kg for  the slave pallet). …

System Level 100 – Roller Deck and Castor Deck

System Level 100 – Roller Deck These roller tracks used for manual conveying and storage of ULD’s. Roller tracks are to be bolted on the floor and have a conveying height of 110 mm Each 10 ft position …

Company News

Highlight: Project DHL HUB Brussels in Belgium

Saco designed, delivered and installed the Cargo handling equipment for the DHL HUB Brussels in Belgium. A large project which started in 2016. The project includes approximately 11,000 m2 Castor decks, more than 30 Motor Powered …


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SACO Airport Equipment
Sales Manager: Mr. Hans van Schaik
Postal: P.O. Box 47, 5730 AA MIERLO
Physical: Industrieweg 2,
  • +31 492 430059