Posti invests in greater automation
Posti will be installing new mailing sorting machines in Oulu and Helsinki – the machines will sort printed products faster as well as more accurately than before.
Delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the installations will begin in Helsinki and all the machines will be in place by the first quarter of 2021 at the very latest.
The three new MSM sorting machines that are suited for diverse letter and publication sorting as well as sorting other addressed items.
The installations of the new machines will start according to plan at the Helsinki postal centre, which will receive two of the new machines. The Oulu postal center will receive one machine.
Down the line, printed mail will also be mechanically sorted in Tampere and Kuopio, in addition to Helsinki and Oulu.
Sami Reponen, Production Director, Postal Services comments: “With automation, publishers, for instance, can better track the progress of their mailing batch in our network. Automation also helps us direct addressed items to address clarification quickly, if necessary. For our personnel, the machines are an important tool.
“The sorting machine quickly sorts items into the delivery order, which means that the deliverer doesn’t have to sort the items according to the mail recipient’s address to the same degree as today.”
“For our customers, increased automation means increased speed, additional services and the possibility to track mailing batches. At the same time, our personnel will have at their disposal more modern sorting machines that will sort items quickly in to the delivery order, reducing the amount of manual sorting work in delivery. We will carefully discuss the effect of the new machines during the negotiations,” says Sami Reponen.