UK parcel delivery company Hermes is extending the automated sortation system at its national hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, to increase the throughput of the site by more than 20%.
The new conveyor system will possess the capacity to process 6,000 parcels per hour and is in response to the increasing volumes that are being handled at the site.
The solution will be installed in an existing area within the 85,000 sq ft facility, which is located at Bermuda Park.
It will include an Interroll vertical cross-belt sorter with four Sovex unloading infeed boom conveyors and a manual infeed for containerised traffic.
As with the existing sortation system, it will also feature a dual-top camera system to provide the option to record picture images of all parcels.
Carole Woodhead, CEO of Hermes in the UK commented: “The national hub is forecast to handle more than 55 million parcels this year, an increase of more than 15 per cent when compared to the previous twelve months, so we are extending the automated sortation system to ensure we are best placed for the peak Christmas period and beyond.
“This latest development is part of an expansion programme for our hub and depot network that is designed to meet present and future requirements, supporting our ongoing growth strategy.”
Source: Hermes UK