NZ Post to further automate sortation and processing

New Zealand Post (NZ Post) is adding more automation to its parcels handling systems with materials handling specialists Daifuku.

From September this year, Daifuku is to install equipment at NZ Post’s Christchurch processing centre, its Wellington super depot and the Auckland processing centre. The sites will have automated packet and parcel sortation as well as advanced inbound processing that will help drive efficiencies into its processing speeds and increasing the postal operator’s overall capacity.

“Our latest eCommerce Spotlight shows that New Zealanders spent more than a billion dollars more online last year than the year before, and that the way people shop has changed for good. This investment in our network will help set us up to be more efficient and continue to meet our customers’ needs, while also helping New Zealand businesses grow,” NZ Post chief transformation officer Janet Selwood explained.

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