Xovis wins first airport contract in China at major China Silk Road hub
Intelligent people flow solutions at the new Ezhou Huahu Airport: as part of the China Silk Road, the Chinese city of Ezhou, located on the middle section of the Yangtze River, is being developed into the world's fourth and Asia's first international aviation logistics hub. The new airport, developed by SF Express Co., is at the project's core. By 2025, around 1 million passengers are expected to use the airport, a number that may well increase to 1.5 million by 2030.
Xovis’ people flow solution will - as part of a bigger security solution by Xovis’ local partner Ruiyuan Huade Technologies Ltd. - be installed in the airports’ terminal security area. Monitoring queues leading up to the security checkpoint and providing relevant KPIs will enhance the passenger experience at the airport.
"Ruiyuan is excited to embark on this journey with Xovis, as we see further opportunities for joint projects in China", says Mr. Zhang Shu, CEO of Ruiyuan.
"Ezhou Huahu Airport, a greenfield airport in China, is also the first Chinese customer that Xovis has been able to secure together with local partner Ruiyuan. “This is a very important strategic step for Xovis,– and we are honored to have won the trust of the development partners of Ezhou airports, namely SF Express. We are thrilled to be a part of this project", says Andreas Fähndrich, CEO of Xovis AG.
About Ezhou Huahu Airport
The airport is located near the city of Ezhou, Hubei, China, and opens in June 2022. The Ezhou Huahu Airport will have a single terminal with two runways and logistics facilities to handle an initial operation of over two million tonnes of cargo and one million passengers annually by 2025. The freight service will start in November 2022.
Xovis is a market- and technology-leading Swiss high-tech company that develops, produces, and distributes 3D sensors and software solutions for precise counting and analysis of people flow worldwide. Xovis solutions are used to optimize passenger/visitor flow and waiting times, for example at airports, in stationary retail, and public transport. Simple integration, data protection compliance, high precision, and AI-based features characterize the technology of Xovis. The company was founded in 2008 has over 200,000 sensors installed globally and today employs around 140 people with offices in Boston (USA), and Bern (Switzerland).