Alvest Group and EasyMile Officially Launch Joint Venture.


🔵 TractEasy was created by Alvest Group, with its companies TLD, a global leader in ground support equipment as industrial partner, and Smart Airport Systems with its aviation expertize, and EasyMile, an established driverless technology provider, to manage the commercialization of the EZTow autonomous tow tractor.

🌐 The joint venture aims to leverage the strengths of both companies to accelerate the global deployment of its autonomous tow tractor solution for airports, and industrial sites, while providing the financial means for the coming phases of the autonomous journey.

🤝🏻 It also aims to streamline the customer experience, with clients engaging only with TractEasy as the exclusive distributor of the co-developed autonomous towing solution.

Read the full press release here:

TLD to Join 8th Americas GHI Conference

TLD is pleased to be attending the 8th Americas Ground Handling International Conference in Toronto on the 24th to 27th June.

The Americas GHI Conference attracts decision makers from the full breadth of Latin and North American markets and pulls key GSE manufacturers from around the world.

TLD will be present on booth E47 to display, discuss and divulge the technical benefits of its Leaner & Greener program. The program is designed to maximise your investment whilst future proofing your airside operation and respecting the environment. A totally holistic approach to GSE.

We look forward to seeing on booth E47.

Doors Open Tomorrow at Dubai Airport Show.

The Airport Show will open its doors tomorrow as this important aviation event brings together the most influential people in the airport supply and service industry, as well as leaders in the aviation industry and regional decision-makers.

TLD will be present on STAND S2240 to offer advice, solutions and explanations of its ground breaking sustainable GSE solutions that are now becoming the standard within airside operations.

Also present on the stand will be sister Alvest Group Companies, Smart Airport Systems & AERO Specialties to offer our visitors a fully immersive, 360 degree GSE experience to include products, services and solutions for ANY aspect of your airside operation.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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TLD Open India Factory as Part of New Collaboration

TLD is pleased to announce the official opening of its first factory in India in Bengaluru. The factory opens in joint collaboration with the Maini Group and Millennium Aero Dynamics Private Limited.

We wish to thank attendees at the launch event which was presided over by Mr. Thierry Berthelot, Consul Général de France à Bengaluru.

The factory represents a significant milestone in the 33 year long relationship Millennium Aero Dynamics Private Limited shares with TLD and we are excited to welcome Maini Group as our new partners.

The factory will manufacture ‘Leaner & Greener’ ground support equipment for both the Indian and export markets and is representative of TLD‘s strong environmental commitment to manufacture in India, for India, & for the rest of the world!

The future is looking bright, in fact the future is looking green for this collaboration!


Alvest Group Company Participate in GHI Podcast

TLDs Valentin Schmitt & Yves Crespel recently participated in a special live recording from the 24th Ground Handling International Annual Conference held in Lisbon.

The panel discussed a number of key industry topics including:

•The evolution and future design of GSE: A look at how equipment design, power sources, and technology might change in the coming years.

•Sustainable power sources and electrification: Insights into the role of electric, hybrid, and hydrogen power in GSE.

•Autonomous vehicles in ground operations: Exploring the potential and challenges of implementing autonomous technology in GSE.

You can listen to, download and read the full transcript of this fascinating podcast here –


TLD Assists Dubai Airports with ‘Green’ Initiative.

TLD is proud to be assisting our friends at dnata & Dubai Airports with their commitment to a Leaner & Greener aviation industry.
Today, 9.4% of #dnata’s fleet at #DubaiAirports is electric or hybrid vehicles, saving 4,725 tonnes of CO2 every year! 🔋

For a greener journey ahead, Dubai Airports is looking to expand charging stations for electric fleets and collaborate on innovative solutions to further reduce emissions.

Seasons Greetings!

ALVEST would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, suppliers, partners, employees and their families all the very best during this festive season.

We look forward to working with you throughout 2024 as we continue to make the aviation industry a LEANER & GREENER environment. 🌳🌎✈️

Saudi Airport Exhibition 2023

The Saudi Airport Exhibition will feature multiple platforms for attendees to learn from global industry leaders, view the latest technologies from around the world and build new partnerships to enhance their own business.

TLD, an Alvest Group Company, is pleased to announce its attendance at this important aviation development exhibition. Join us at Booth 630 to meet the team, view the latest GSEW smart tech and discuss your airside requirements.

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TractEasy Achieves Level 4 Autonomous Operations

TractEasy is an autonomous electric tractor concept created by TLD and EasyMile that has become the standard for zero-emission solutions covering a wide range of applications, from airport baggage handling to parts supply to assembly lines.

Richard Reno, CEO of TractEasy articulates his thoughts about how autonomous vehicles can drive change in aviation.

In airports, the efficient handling of baggage and cargo has become a critical challenge, exacerbated by a labour shortage.

While industries like manufacturing have adopted autonomous indoor vehicles for years, airports have been slower to embrace such technology and safety standards. However, some pioneering airports and airlines have successfully demonstrated level 4 autonomous cargo and baggage transportation operations.

With advancements in technology and a growing understanding of operational challenges, autonomous tow tractors are poised to improve safety, and efficiency, and reduce operating costs at airports worldwide.

The debate on safety standards for autonomous vehicles in airports is ongoing, with some exploring lower safety tolerance solutions, but the most significant success stories prioritize the highest levels of safety.

If you haven’t checked out the blog article yet, read more here:

Final Day for Alvest Group Companies at International GSE Expo, 2023

Join us once again on TLD Booth #1341 as the 3rd and final day of the International GSE Expo, being held in ‘fabulous Las Vegas’, opens its doors in a few hour’s time!

Discover how our Leaner & Greener program can benefit your GSE, your organisation, your customers and most importantly….the environment.

See you soon…

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