Finnish postal operator Posti will acquire three new sorting machines to process print products faster and more precisely.
The new machines are expected to be placed in Oulu and Helsinki, with mechanical sorting of mail to continue in Kuopio and Tampere.
Posti says the machines will complement its network of mechanical sorting that already includes six similar machines.
Sami Reponen, director of postal services production at Posti, said, “For our customers, increased automation means increased speed, additional services and the possibility to track mailing batches. At the same time, our personnel will have more modern sorting machines in their use. Oulu and Helsinki are the first options when planning the location of the machines because they are important hubs of item flows.”
The machines, known as MSM sorting machines, are capable of letter and publication sorting, as well as sorting other addressed items.
Reponen added that automation means better tracking and helps Posti direct post quicker.
He said, “For our personnel, the machines are an important tool. The sorting machine quickly sorts items to the delivery order, which means that the deliverer doesn’t have to sort the items according to the mail recipient’s address as extensively as today.”
The installation and deployment of the sorting machines is planned for 2020.