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ThyssenKrupp provides automated mobility systems for new arrivals at Accra airport

ThyssenKrupp, in partnership with its local distributor ARG1 Africa, is supplying airport mobility to Accra, Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport Terminal 3, including seven passenger boarding bridges, three escalators, 16 lifts, and over 40 auxiliary equipment units.

The company has previously supplied solutions at airports across Africa, including in Algeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, to name a few.

According to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, the number of international airline operations at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has increased from 35 to 38 and between 2016 and 2017, Accra had a 14 percent increase in passenger traffic.

thyssenkrupp previously collaborated with ARG1 to supply two escalators and six elevators at the airport’s Terminal 2.

Mauro Carneiro, CEO thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions said: “Our involvement in Terminal 3 is a continuation of our work, together with the Ghana Airport Company Limited, on Terminal 2, and we are especially glad to have been chosen to supply the airport’s very first passenger boarding bridges.”

thyssenkrupp has a direct presence in more than 70 countries and has set up a network of strategic distribution partners to reach additional key markets.

Ghana’s growing population and economic development represents a significant business opportunity for thyssenkrupp Elevator’s urban mobility innovations.

The partnership with ARG1 in Ghana has seen thyssenkrupp assume a leading position in the Ghanaian elevator market.

Its products and services have been successfully installed at the tallest residential building in West Africa, The Alto; the largest hospital with 650 beds, Legon Teaching Hospital; the tallest hotel building, Emaar Boulevard; the largest market in West Africa in Kumasi; and Standard Chartered Bank’s Head Office.

Carneiro continued: “As a transformer of the urban mobility industry, we supply innovative solutions that meet the requirements of urbanisation across the world. Our impact on making cities better than ever before continues to grow through our distributor network.”

Through four Distributor Management Centers (DMC) in key global locations, the company’s strategic partners are supported throughout the entire process from sales to execution. This DMC structure covers more than 40 additional markets and 32 strong partners.

On this particular project, thyssenkrupp delivered the passenger boarding bridges and auxiliary equipment through Mapa, a local construction company, and completed the installation through its local partner, ARG1, together with thyssenkrupp supervisors.