PostNord appoints Beumer to deliver technology for new logistics hub

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PostNord, the Swedish-Danish postal organization, has awarded the contract to supply the high-speed sortation system for its new Örebro logistics hub to Beumer Group. The appointment continues the two companies’s history of collaboration, with several of PostNord’s current operations already relying on Beumer solutions.

PostNord has again chosen a highly flexible loop-sorter solution, in which the company can easily change the configuration of the item discharges and chutes according to future demand. Using four integrated, automatic Beumer parcel singulators, PostNord operations can enhance capacity by transforming a bulk feed of parcels into a single, centered stream in which items are evenly spaced before they enter the induction of a high-speed loop sorter.

The automatic control interface between the downstream induction line and the singulator handles communication between the two units, so if the induction can handle more, or needs less parcels, it calls on the singulator to let more through. The loop-sorter solution offers a variety of item discharge possibilities to support faster throughput and shorter sorting windows.

The IT and control system is the well-known Beumer Group Software Suite, which has proved a match for PostNord’s concept of having ownership of its business logic.

PostNord’s recent annual survey indicates that the total value of e-commerce is rising across Europe, and particularly rapidly in Nordic regions.

The new hub is scheduled to open in 2018, replacing an older parcel center that no longer meets the required demand.

August 2, 2017

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