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New Zealand international baggage handling and security systems expert, Glidepath, has delivered a world-class, Made in India, in-line screening and check-in conveyor system for Bali’s main airport in quick time for the October International Monetary Fund Conference.

“We were able to design, make, test, dispatch, install and commission the new system for Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport’s Departure Hall within the one-month deadline from our new manufacturing and operational hub in Pune, India,” said Glidepath General Manager Asia, Rajesh Kalra.

“We have embraced the Indian government’s “Make in India” policy to really make it in India.”

Kalra said Bali was the first big job supplied from the new Pune base, set up to position Glidepath more competitively by reducing product and related costs and being on the spot to respond quickly to customer needs in India, Asia and the Middle East. 

“Eyes pop when we tell our customers that this capable little New Zealand company with a worldwide reach is now making, assembling and pre-testing quality-assured systems in India, sourcing local steel and other supplies and recruiting locally skilled staff including software and control system designers, engineers and project managers.”

Kalra said Glidepath has built its reputation over 45 years and 800 plus projects in 68 countries on a can-do will-do ethos, innovation and commitment to genuine service and customer collaboration. 

“We understood that the Bali airport upgrade was a matter of national importance to Indonesia as it is hosting the IMF conference in early October and we were in the right place to be able to deliver the job in good time.”

The project involved the design, manufacture and installation of check-in conveyors, general transport conveyors along with control systems motor drives, and in-line screening to meet the highest international security standards. The New Zealand-headquartered innovation and technology company supplied the high specification elements to complement the India-made mechanical engineering components.

“The strategy of “Make in India” has worked well for both us and the client,” said Kalra. 

Glenn Baker

Professional writer/editor with 35-plus years experience - including radio copywriting, various television writing/production roles, and writing for business magazines. I have also co-owned a wholesale food distribution business.


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