Cargo Handling

Aurrigo claims major title at Made in the Midlands Awards

Miles Garner (Aurrigo International plc) with Kurt Jacobs (Made in the Midlands)

A Coventry-based company that looks change the way baggage and cargo is moved around airports across the globe has secured one of the major titles at the Made in the Midlands Awards.

Aurrigo International plc secured the Manufacturing Innovation Award in front of more than 300 people in Birmingham, beating off intense competition from the likes of XCAM, Ocean LED Marine and Thomas Dudley.

Aurrigo is deploying the Auto-DollyTug® airside at six airports across the world, including Changi in Singapore and Cincinnati/North Kentucky.

Miles Garner, Sales and Marketing Director, picked up the accolade on the evening: “UK manufacturing has always been a hotbed of innovation and I’m delighted that our efforts in developing real-world autonomous technology have been recognised at the Made in the Midlands Awards.

“The competition was fierce, and it was fantastic to hear about the new products and processes the other finalists were bringing to market, all of which will create jobs and generate domestic GDP.

“To come out on top of such a prestigious list is a major achievement for our business and testimony to the hard work and dedication of our staff in Coventry and in our international offices in Singapore and Canada.

“A lot of companies are talking about autonomy, but few have developed an autonomous vehicle that will be operational in a live, working environment.

“That is what we have done, and this is just the start, with lots of exciting conversations taking place with airports and operators all over the world.”