thyssenkrupp enables best arrivals experience for passengers at Africa’s airports

thyssenkrupp, in partnership with its local distributor ARG1 Africa Ltd., is bringing its superior airport mobility expertise to Kotoka International Airport’s brand new Terminal 3, including seven passenger boarding bridges, three escalators, 16 elevators, 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.

Mauro Carneiro, CEO thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions says, “Together with our local partners, we are proud to be a part of making the arrivals and departures of passengers at Accra’s airport a world-class experience. 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.”

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 saw 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.

Global Distributor Management: providing access to new markets

Accra’s airport is yet another project to benefit from thyssenkrupp Elevator’s distribution partner approach. While thyssenkrupp has a direct presence in more than 70 countries, it has set up a network of strategic distribution partners to reach additional key markets. In this regard, 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 urbanization 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.


  • With passenger volumes rising approximately 15 percent in the last year, Kotoka International Airport’s new Terminal 3 in Accra, Ghana has been equipped with state-of-the-art boarding bridges
  • The company has already provided mobility solutions at 14 other airports across Africa
  • Terminal 3 also boasts thyssenkrupp elevators, escalators and auxiliary equipment for ground power and pre-conditioned air
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