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Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) successfully implements Kale's Airport system- GALAXY
Kale's GALAXY –Airport cargo management solution has been successfully implemented at Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) and the system has now completely automated the airport's Ground handling operations.
Bahrain, October 18, 2013: Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has gone live with-Kale's Airport Ground Handling system-GALAXY through its local Bahrain partner, K-Soft Company WLL (A Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Company). Bahrain Airport is one of the largest Middle Eastern Airport in terms of cargo volume handled. With the successful implementation of GALAXY, BAS has now moved from its existing legacy system to a globally connected web-based cargo management system which will help it better serve its customers & communicate with all its external stakeholders.

Commenting on the occasion Mr. K.K Menon, Director, K Soft said, "As part of one of the largest independent group of companies in the Gulf region, we are able to draw upon its experience, knowhow and business acumen that spans 130 years. Our objective has been to develop, implement and support all our regional customers with Best-in- Class IT services and BAS is a much esteemed client and crucial project for us. Our partnership with Kale has helped us in meeting our objective, as we provided the entire local on ground support, infrastructure & connectivity set-up required for running GALAXY system, while Kale executed the Ground Handling Solution- GALAXY as per BAS requirements."

Mr. Yousif M. Al-Hanafi, General Manager Cargo of Bahrain Airport Services said, "We had detailed evaluation criteria before we chose Kale's GALAXY- airport cargo solution, and we are glad as this solution best fit against BAS requirements. Moving from our legacy system onto a web-based solution like GALAXY, we are able to realize multiple benefits like compliance with industry regulations; enhance customer satisfaction with regular consignment status update; achieve data integrity due to single point for data entry amongst others. Also our regional partner, K-Soft brings in years of expertise and local presence to help execute this large sized project."


Mr. Vineet Malhotra, Senior Vice President- Kale Logistics Solutions said, "We are satisfied with the way implementation of our proven Airport Cargo Management Solution 'GALAXY' has been done at BAS. A project of this size had many dimensions to it and required a lot of coordinated effort between Kale Logistics, K-soft and BAS team. BAS has now joined our growing family of leading Airport clients who trust GALAXY for managing their ground handling and cargo terminal operations. GALAXY will provide BAS the flexibility to address industry and regulatory requirements. I am sure this system will prove to be a one-stop solution for addressing business needs of all Cargo stakeholders at BAS."

GALAXY is an enterprise wide cargo ground handling cum custodian management application. It has a role-based architecture supported by a robust and stable Microsoft .Net framework. The solution takes a modular approach to address the varying needs of Cargo Terminal Operators/ Custodians and Cargo Ground Handling Companies (GHAs). GALAXY automates cargo terminal operations, helps terminal operators manage the internal warehouse operations at the terminal and also acts as a common platform for all external stakeholders to interact & transact with each other simultaneously.
About Bahrain Airport Services Ltd.

Bahrain Airport Services is one of the six major employers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. BAS is committed to provide "Total Quality Ground Support" for all aircrafts and passengers using Bahrain International Airport. The first flight was handled thirty four years ago by the newly formed Bahrain Airport Services. Time and events have moved quickly in these past thirty four years, today the Traffic Department at BAS handles an average of 48,000 flights and over 9 million passengers in a year, the Cargo Department handles over 241,000 tonnes of cargo per annum, the Catering Department prepares approximately 8 million in-flight meals in a year and the Baggage Department handled more than 7,3 million pieces of baggage just to share a few statistics. Visit us at: www.bas.com.bh
About K-soft Company WLL

K-Soft Company WLL is an IT Consulting & Systems Integration Company, a fully owned subsidiary of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group. K-Soft was first established in the Dubai Internet City, UAE in 2001 and provides Laboratory Information Management Systems & Chromatography Data Systems from Thermo Scientific and Software Development projects for the region. K-Soft commenced its Bahrain operations in 2007 to develop the Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain markets and is focused on next generation IT Infrastructure solutions and Enterprise Applications. Visit us at: www.ksoft.bh
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