Parcel delivery company General Logistics Systems (GLS) Spain is to create a new logistics center in Madrid and has chosen Siemens Logistics to commission, design and integrate parcel sorting technology for the facility.
Siemens Logistics will integrate several Visicon singulators, 2km of conveyor belt, a linear sorter system and software. The sorting system will have a throughput of up to 50,000 parcels per hour and the ability to process consignments of different formats and weight categories. The installation is scheduled to be completed by spring 2023.
To meet the growth in parcel flows, GLS Spain chose to centralize its operations in the capital region. This parcel hub will be part of the Madrid Gate Logistics Centre, located near Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, and cover approximately 75,000m2 .
Luis Doncel Fernandez, general manager, GLS Spain, said, “We’re looking forward to our collaboration with Siemens. Our new facility will be the most important GLS logistics center on the Iberian Peninsula and one of our most important hubs in Europe. We decided to rely on the Siemens team, who offered us not only powerful and reliable sorting technology, but also system design and installation. This will strengthen us to further increase the flexibility, quality and efficiency of all the services we offer to our clients.”
Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics, said, “We are pleased to equip the new GLS logistics complex in Madrid with our reliable sorting system. This is a key project for both companies.”
Nerea Torres, CEO of Siemens Logistics in Spain, added, “We will work hand in hand with GLS. Our goal is to support them in optimizing their transit times and in further improving the quality of their operations to make this a definitive reference hub in the sector.”