Deutsche Post uses Siemens for international parcel sorting

Siemens Logistics has been contracted by Deutsche Post for the delivery, integration and commissioning of parcel sorting machines at the Niederaula international postal centre (IPC). The system commissioned by Deutsche Post will include high-speed inductions and conveyors as well as intelligent control, reading and coding software.

Deutsche Post has seen a growth of small and sometimes oddly shaped e-commerce parcels passing through its network, even as letter mail volumes have fallen significantly. This has had an impact on the postal operator’s requirements for sortation at the Niederaula site.

Using the new Siemens equipment, Deutsche Post hoped that there will be near 100% sorting precision of the parcels that will be handled, which start at 20g in weight. At the same time the ergonomically designed workstations at the belts will allow for optimum working conditions.

“After successfully bringing the contract for the IPC in Frankfurt am Main to a close, we are pleased to now also be equipping the Niederaula satellite with our dependable hardware and software,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “With this newest contract we are further rolling out our proven technology and continuing our long-year, close collaboration with Deutsche Post.”