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Complete Installation of Low-Current Systems DHL’s European air freight hub is putting its faith in Bosch Security Systems


· More than 3,000 fire detectors monitoring air freight hub area

· Praesideo networked digital evacuation system with total output of over 30,000 watts

The new European air freight hub of DHL International GmbH, located at the Leipzig/Halle airport in Germany, has put its faith in Bosch’s security systems. The contract includes the installation of the complete low-current systems for fire detection and evacuation.

The vast dimensions of the building were a particular factor in this application. Due to the predetermined air flow conditions, for example, special flame detectors had to be used in the 30-meter-high hangar. Bosch also fitted the DHL fuel farm with fire detection technology. In total, more than 3,000 fire detectors monitor the air freight hub area. They are connected to two main UGM 2020 control panels and five Fire Panel 500 Series LSN.

The entire alarm system is monitored from a management system in the DHL security control room. The airport fire service also has access to the system’s displayed information. In order to effectively address the public across the buildings, a Praesideo digital evacuation system has been installed. Overall, the system has several networked control panels and a total output of over 30,000 watts.

The air freight hub in Leipzig is one of DHL International’s three central collecting points for air freight around the world. Up to 60 express freight machines handle the express shipments in Leipzig every night.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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