Published on February 23, 2021
In 1971, three young engineers, Morty Breier, Arnold Neidle and Ric Patrone, saw a market need for an independent consultancy for the budding air cargo industry. From a basement office in Stamford, Connecticut, these ambitious three formed BNP Associates, Inc. imbued with an ethos to provide their clients with innovative design services of exceptional quality. Today, BNP is a worldwide practice with close to 100 talented staff across nine global offices performing projects in more than 40 countries on six continents. The incredible growth and success of BNP is owed to staying true to the ethos set by our founders 50 years ago. This ethos is demonstrated every day as nearly 80% of our business is from past clients and by our continual growth and expansion into new markets.
We are proud to be recognized as one of the world leaders in our specialized field. We work on projects of all sizes, ranging from some of the largest material handling systems in the world to one-week studies to improve a single aspect of a client’s operations. We are not a jack of all trades company; our focus on logistics systems and airport baggage handling, air cargo, passenger screening and apron services means we are true experts in these fields. With 50 years and thousands of specialized projects completed, BNP will continue to always deliver the best results in our specialty industry for years and decades to come.
Of our commitment and service.
Breier Neidle Patrone opens its doors.
BNP starts masterplan for SATS cargo and designs AFT1 and AFT4 at Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most successful air cargo hubs in the world.
BNP designs Qantas cargo terminal at Sydney Airport.
BNP designs Hactl cargo terminal at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport.
BNP designs the Chicago O’Hare Terminal 1 baggage system for United Airlines.
BNP adopts computerized drafting.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey retains BNP for an on-call contract.
FedEx opens the Newark metroplex hub designed by BNP.
BNP designs TWA’s new baggage handling systems at what is now JFK’s historic Saarinen Terminal.
The city and county of Denver retains BNP to develop baggage handling system concepts for the new airport. BNP recommends against the DCV system that was subsequently implemented by the city resulting in the delay of the airport opening and substantial increase in operating costs.
BNP designs the baggage system for Terminal 1 at Seoul’s new Incheon Airport.
Company name officially changes from Breier Neidle Patrone to BNP.
BNP opens its Denver office.
Last founding partner Ric Patrone retires.
BNP begins design on the BHS for the new Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi Airport. The first ICS based system in Asia goes into operation in 2008.
BNP forms its Apron Services Division and United Airlines awards BNP a contract to design passenger boarding bridges throughout its domestic network.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey retains BNP to assist with the expansion of Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport.
BNP starts the design of numerous hold baggage screening systems and is selected to design and implement major screening systems at BOS, JFK, EWR, MIA, TPA, ORD, LAX, SFO, SEA, DTW, to name a few.
BNP starts design on some of the largest ICS-based baggage systems in the world – Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 and Seoul Incheon International Airport with a combined value of approx. $500 million USD.
BNP begins services at the new Doha Airport with a peer review contract. This contract expands to include the design and implementation of baggage systems, air cargo systems, and aircraft maintenance hangar systems for the following 10+ years.
BNP opens its first overseas office in Singapore to service our growing business in Asia.
BNP’s first project utilizing Revit software.
Delta Airlines retains BNP to design, update, and expand LaGuardia’s baggage handling system.
Copenhagen Airport retains BNP to design and monitor the implementation of a baggage system redevelopment program to optimize capacity and performance of the system by 50% within the same building footprint.
BNP opens its Dubai office to service our growing business in the region.
BNP designs Cathay Pacific’s 2.5-million-ton cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. This is the largest cargo terminal built on the planet in the last 20 years and is one of seven air cargo facilities in Hong Kong designed by BNP.
BNP opens its Hong Kong office.
BNP opens its Dallas office where the expanded simulation group is located.
BNP opens its Tampa office to service our clients in Florida and LATAM.
BNP designs its 30th ICS-based baggage handling system.
BNP begins designing the baggage system for Terminal 5 at Singapore Changi Airport.
BNP opens its London office to service our growing European client base.
BNP addresses technologies for social distancing and baggage sterilization.
BNP opens its office in Shenzhen China to service our growing business in China.
BNP celebrates our 50th Anniversary!