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Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
Bubesheimer Stra├če 4
89340 Leipheim

Tel: +49 8221 729 6532
Fax: +49 8221 729 6530

Wanzl is one of the world leaders in developing and manufacturing luggage trolleys, passenger guidance systems, high-quality shopfitting systems and logistics solutions. It has been a pioneer in self-service systems for over 60 years and is the shopping trolley world market leader.

It has production plants in Germany, France, the Czech Republic and China, as well as branches and agencies throughout the world. This commitment underlines the company philosophy of a local presence for customers globally.

Landside luggage trolleys and airside duty-free shopping trolleys

Wanzl offers airports a complete product range of landside luggage trolleys for the comfortable handling of baggage, as well as airside trolleys for transit and duty-free shopping. Compatible products are also available for the efficient and time-saving collection of trolleys.

Wanzl can take responsibility for complete trolley management and the trolley monitoring process, from the planning stage to the delivery of a turnkey solution, in cooperation with Airport Cart Service (ACS), a Wanzl subsidiary.

Passenger guidance systems

ACS offers individual service packages ranging from project planning, procurement and financing to system implementation and start-up. It can take care of daily operations, including the supply of trolleys and vending units for trolley rentals plus additional maintenance. Wanzl passenger guidance systems guide the flow of passengers and controlled access systems, such as the eGate control system ensure rapid, precise and tamper-proof passenger checking.

Vending unit for trolley management

Wanzl is constantly improving trolley management. As a world first, the company is presenting the butler concept study for the organised supply of passenger luggage trolleys with an integrated conveyor system. After the fee or deposit is paid, the 'butler' vending unit automatically activates the passenger luggage trolley in the station and transports it to the passenger.

The trolley return system is equally innovative. The built-in conveyor unit draws the trolley back into the station. As an option service personnel are able to make use of the butler vending unit via remote control. A few clicks on the remote are sufficient for the system to automatically convey a defined number of trolleys from the vending unit.

Gate control system with automated boarding card control

In conjunction with Nuremberg Airport, Wanzl has developed an innovative eGate control system with automated boarding card control. Passengers need to place their paper or electronic boarding pass form onto a scanner at the entrance to the eGate to allow their data to be compared and access authorisation to be checked. This is achieved through a boarding card reader and an interface to the airport flight information system.

A recognition sensor system ensures that passengers are separated and as soon as these checks have been passed access is granted and passengers can proceed to the passport and security control points. In the event that the boarding card is invalid or passenger separation is not confirmed, the barrier remains closed. A display pictogram informs the passenger of the actual status.

The eGate control system, which is not only visually attractive but also blends in well with modern airport architecture, protects against misuse such as individuals climbing over or crawling underneath it. The eGate can also be connected to the airport's building management system to help ensure perfect functioning at all times.

Turnstile system for protecting entries and exits

The EasyGo turnstile sensitively and securely protects entries and exits. It is available in either a two or three-armed version, with its enclosed stainless-steel housing. The space-saving turnstile guarantees that only persons with access authorisation can pass through. It is available in a mechanical version that can be set to turn either right or left. The electromechanical version is equipped with an operating panel as standard, which provides information on the current operating and counting status.

For chargeable access, the EasyGo turnstile can be combined with a ticket machine that accepts any currency required. After the fee is paid, using cash or credit card, access is enabled. Wanzl can also equip the EasyGo turnstile with an anti-panic feature.

Customised passenger handling systems

As a premium supplier, Wanzl guarantees top quality for all aspects of its airport solutions from sourcing raw materials and product processing to delivery and installation. Customised products can be developed on request and completely tailored to customer requirements.