Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Royal Mail invests £20m in parcels automation at 20 sites

Royal Mail has chosen Datalogic to implement a new parcel sorting system at 20 mail centres across the UK in a £20.5m deal.

The system will include design engineering, programme management, subcontractor management, automated unloading of parcels, transport conveyors and induction equipment, dimension, weigh, and scan systems.

Valentina Volta, CEO of Datalogic Industrial Automation, said: “Datalogic, and others, have been involved by Royal Mail with the challenge to automate the processing of barcoded parcels in a limited space within their existing mail centers. Throughout the process, the Postal team based in Telford, Pennsylvania, has shown to have a clear understanding of Royal Mail’s requirements to provide a scalable solution that fully addresses their needs from a technical, operational and business perspective.”

Royal Mail to automate parcel sortation at key mail centres