Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has received a major order for the Zürich-Mülligen mail sorting center. The contract with Swiss Post encompasses the integration of a fully automated sorting system into the existing infrastructure and its commissioning, as well as the optimization of processes using innovative, digital solutions.
The boom in e-commerce is driving a sustained growth in parcel numbers worldwide, and this is presenting mail service providers – including Swiss Post – with new challenges.
Siemens enables the customer to process and sort the increasing number of smaller parcels in different shapes and weight groups. Additionally, innovative recognition software records all items as soon as they enter the hub, and continues to track them from there. In this way, even tiny parcels with barely legible labels are sorted reliably and without additional effort.
Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, said, “We’re supporting the Swiss Post to respond rapidly and in a targeted manner to the latest market developments. In intensive workshops, we’ve jointly developed customer-specific solutions, using 3D simulations to lay the foundation for optimum project implementation.”
Ulrich Hurni, CEO at the Swiss Post, commented, “We’re looking forward to continuing our collaborative partnership with Siemens. These powerful new features allow us to cope with the volumes and the greater bandwidth of consignment formats while further increasing our flexibility and efficiency.”