Sorting Center Innovation of the Year: SMX-MMS DYNAMIC MAIL PROCESSING SOLUTION
PostNL is extremely pleased with the upgrades it has rolled out to six of its sorting centers in the Netherlands, but could not have succeeded without help from Prime Vision and Solystic.
Digital Innovation of the Year: SNAILE’S MAIL NOTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
The problem: From 2014, Canada Post decided to stop door-to-door delivery in some areas to save costs, instead placing everything in a single community mailbox (CMB). But how will people know when something has been delivered, or avoid a wasted journey if nothing is there at all? The solution: mail notification technology from Snaile, installed at the CMB and sending an alert when post arrives.
Environmental Achievement of the Year: DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP
The battle to increase its carbon efficiency is one that Deutsche Post DHL Group seems to be winning.
Delivery Innovation of the Year: PACKROBOT BY CLEVERON, AND BELL AND HOWELL
PackRobot is an automated smart storage locker, which uses an innovative 3D lift system to store and retrieve parcels.
New Business Diversification of the Year: POSTI’S HOME SERVICES DIVISION
Finland’s Posti Group launched the Home Services division in May 2016 to expand its last-mile services. A specific division was created to distance the new offering from the existing corporate structure.
Supplier of the Year: SOLYSTIC
Why did French company Solystic triumph in this year’s Supplier of the Year category? One word: innovation. “We look at innovation as a way to bring a real, concrete value to our customers and partners,” says Maurizio Puppo, Solystic’s director of marketing and communications.
Service Provider of the Year: LA POSTE
France’s La Poste has had a busy year. Much of that has been spent transforming the business, helping it to achieve better profits and strong growth, fending off the competition and readying itself for further improvement.