Daifuku to lead upgrade of NZ Post facilities

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Materials handling specialist Daifuku has been selected by New Zealand Post (NZ Post) to deliver what is said to be the single largest material handling investment program within New Zealand in recent history.

Commencing in September 2021, the project will be staged across three of NZ Post’s largest processing facilities – at its new Christchurch Processing Centre, Wellington Super Depot, and the Auckland Processing Centre, totaling a footprint of 70,000m2.

According to NZ Post, the modernized facilities will see the implementation of automated packet and parcel sortation, along with advanced inbound processing and automatic singulation technology, accelerating the post’s ability to deliver faster processing speeds, and increasing its existing regional delivery capabilities.

“Our latest eCommerce Spotlight shows that New Zealanders spent more than a billion dollars more online last year than the year before, and that the way people shop has changed for good. This investment in our network will help set us up to be more efficient and continue to meet our customers’ needs, while also helping New Zealand businesses grow,” NZ Post chief transformation officer Janet Selwood explained.

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