Siemens commissions flats sorting systems for New Zealand Post

Siemens commissions flats sorting systems for New Zealand Post

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has equipped New Zealand Post’s largest mail sorting centres with new Open Mail Handling Systems (OMS) for flats sorting.

In a statement issued last week, SPPAL said the OMS in Auckland and Christchurch can process up to 25,000 magazines, flats, small parcels, letters and postcards an hour.

“The wide range of mail types it can handle combined with its fast sequencing and sorting processes are what makes the Siemens technology especially impressive,” said SPPAL. “Whereas open or plastic-wrapped magazines previously had to be separately routed to manual sorting, for example, the new system is able to handle these items automatically.”

Vanessa Ellis, General Manager Network Transformation of New Zealand Post, commented: “Siemens’ high-performance technology enables us to process a very large range of mail types and formats processed in New Zealand, significantly enhancing our efficiency.

“The systems are connected to statistics software that allows us to monitor system capacity utilization, providing a constant overview that lets us respond rapidly to changes.”

SPPAL has implemented a network management software package that allows all mail sorting to be controlled across all sorting locations. New Zealand Post’s previously existing sorting machines will also be integrated into the overall system.

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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