Vanderlande acquires Canadian software company Optosecurity

Veghel, Quebec, 30 June 2017 – After working closely together for several years, Vanderlande has acquired the Canadian software company Optosecurity as of 29 June 2017. The acquisition further strengthens Vanderlande’s integrated portfolio of solutions and position as the market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports.

Optosecurity’s software is a unique and also market-leading platform for remote screening and data integration. The combination of this intelligent software with Vanderlande’s automated passenger checkpoint solutions presents the opportunity for the new partnership to become the leading integrator of passenger screening processes at airports. This transaction is a logical step for Vanderlande in expanding its footprint beyond traditional baggage handling projects in this market.

“The acquisition of Optosecurity supports Vanderlande’s vision of value-added integrated airport logistics systems,” says Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President Airports. “We expect the joint strength of Vanderlande’s SCANNOJET automated passenger checkpoint solution and Optosecurity’s eVelocity remote screening application to become the winning solution. This will address the needs of our customers and add significant value in a demanding and rapidly changing global airport logistics environment. Consequently, it will increase the attractiveness of our solutions and enhance the proportion of our market share.”

Optosecurity’s CEO and President Tim Mathews says, “Optosecurity has a unique proposition for remote screening in passenger processing. As part of Vanderlande, we will be able to mature and expand our range of solutions. I am confident that Optosecurity will be an important and respected member of the Vanderlande family, and we will continue to serve our existing customer base and partners, as well as capitalize on new opportunities.”

Company profile of Optosecurity

Founded in 2004 and based in Quebec City, Canada, Optosecurity Inc. is a software company that brings innovative value-added capabilities to security operators with integrated, real-time operational data and analysis. Specialized in Remote Screening (Centralised Image Processing), Optosecurity is bringing radically changing business concepts to the physical security industry, helping airports security checkpoint reach the highest levels of performance possible. 

Pioneer, Optosecurity developed and launched the world’s first and most deployed Remote Screening solution dedicated to airport security checkpoints. The company’s unparalleled expertise, support, and services are known worldwide as its products have been deployed on over 160 lanes worldwide and have screened more than 40 million passengers to this day.

For more information about the company, its products and technology, please visit www.optosecurity.com.

Company profile of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 3.7 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 10.1 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 13 of the world’s top 20.  More than 39 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies. In addition, many of the largest global e-commerce players and distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.

The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 5,000 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than 1.1 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.

For more information about the company, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit www.vanderlande.com.

For more information, please contact:

 Katja Jansen                                                                                T +31 (0)6 10 55 46 39

Manager Corporate Communications & PR

Katja.Jansen@vanderlande.com                                  www.vanderlande.com