PostNord to use Lockheed Martin sortation equipment

According to Lockheed Martin, PostNord is to receive its latest sorting technology now that the two companies have agreed a contract extension.

Loockheed Martin have been working with PostNord for more than 10 years. After some successful performance trials, PostNord has awarded the US company a contract extension that will upgrade the Gemensam Läs Plattform (GLP) system.

In a statement, Lockheed Martin said this upgrade will incorporate its Next Generation Sortation Platform (NGSP), which it says will bring “significant cost benefits and increased flexibility” to PostNord’s operations throughout Sweden .

“Our automated sorting technology helps companies in the postal sector transform their operations, improving efficiency and competitiveness during the rise of e-commerce based mail volumes,” said Emlyn Taylor , managing director of Lockheed Martin UK System Solutions. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with PostNord and play a role in transforming how the company delivers to its customers.”

As well as the sortation equipment, the contract between the two firms includes the supply of the Lockheed Martin Minerva technology. This is a system that uses AI routines to improve the system’s recognition for e-commerce packages.

“PostNord is really excited to collaborate with Lockheed Martin on this solution, which will help us greatly to improve the processing of these items. We look forward to continuing that relationship to bring even bigger improvements as Minerva is developed,” said Christian Edfjäll, strategic system manager at PostNord.