Materna Group Acquires DSG Bagdrop AS and Strengthens Leading Position in Automated Passenger Handling Segment

DORTMUND, Germany, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Materna Group, leading international supplier of automated passenger handling and ICT solutions, has acquired DSG Bagdrop AS, a renowned specialist for self-service bag drop solutions in the airlines and airports segment, effective January 1st 2016. DSG Bagdrop was founded in 2009, is based in Oslo, Norway and was a former subsidiary of the Norwegian Bertel.O.Steen Group. With this acquisition the Materna Group and DSG Backdrop AS join forces and provide a first-class self-bag drop product portfolio that strengthens Materna's leading international position in the dynamic market segment of automated passenger handling. 

Baggage handling automation is booming worldwide and the competition is growing too. Materna's acquisition of DSG Bagdrop is part of an industry consolidation process that creates a strong market leader able to drive the self-service passenger processing market. Airports and airlines around the globe are currently installing self-service bag drop solutions as they can speed up passenger check-in times dramatically. The majority of passengers who have used a self-service bag drop kiosk during their travels prefer this system as it can significantly reduce or even completely eradicate check-in queues.

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For further information: Materna GmbH Information & Communications, Corporate Communications, Christine Siepe, Vosskuhle 37, 44141 Dortmund, Germany, Phone +49-231/55-99-1-68, Email:,

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