Vanderlande to launch Directsort at Parcel+Post Expo

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Vanderlande will launch the next instalment of its scalable solutions – Directsort – at Parcel+Post Expo 2019, held on October 1, 2 and 3 at the Amsterdam RAI in The Netherlands.

Directsort is a modular, future-proof and straightforward solution that sorts parcels from the moment they are unloaded from trailers, vans or load carriers – with the aim of optimizing the total cost of ownership (TCO).

The latest Vanderlande solution comes in configurable modules, tailored to the specific needs of each parcel depot. This helps to reduce the initial investment and puts the right volume at the user’s disposal at the right time. It also permits the introduction of new technologies, which can reduce the dependency on manual labor, facilitate growth and reduce operational costs.

The modular configuration of Directsort means that it can be easily adjusted to each sorting center’s ongoing needs and expanded to match future requirements. New modules can be fully tested and integrated in an extremely short period of time, mitigating any operational impact. In addition, Directsort is highly robust in terms of maintenance and handling changes in the parcel flows.

“The drive toward automation continues to grow as both labor and space become more scarce,” explained Vanderlande’s market director of parcel and postal, Rob Qualm. “This means that parcel companies must maximize the throughput from existing and future assets, while delivering the highest possible service level to their customers. Directsort can help match the flows with changing market demand.”

Vanderlande will also showcase ‘The hub of the future’, its vision on how sortation-on-demand solutions – modular and scalable by design – help to answer the continuous need for convenient delivery windows, consolidated and high-speed deliveries, easy returns and parcel tracking.

In line with this, and as part of the event’s conference program on October 2, Rob Qualm will share the benefit of his experience and expertise. He will reveal his insights on the increasing need for more flexibility and efficiency in the final mile of delivery that distribution companies are facing, and the subsequent transition from push to pull sortation.

To learn more about Vanderlande’s parcel solutions, please visit Booth 1100 (Hall 8) at Parcel+Post Expo.

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