Automation specialist Fives Group has been selected by Nordic delivery provider Posten Bring to supply the sorting system for a new sorting center in Jönköping, Sweden. The new facility will be Bring’s largest hub in Sweden and is twice the size of the existing terminal.
Hanna Jonasson, director of operations for Bring, said, “Over the past three years, our Swedish parcel volumes have grown by 169%, and strong indications suggest that our growth has only just begun. Jönköping is the backbone of our logistics chain, and it is of utmost importance that the parcel flow functions well. Therefore, we have made the decision to invest in automation from Fives – a solution that will be tailored to our specific needs.”
This project is part of Bring’s recent significant investments in its terminals and vehicle fleet to expand its market share and limit its carbon footprint.
The new sorting solution will increase capacity by 300% compared to the current system. It is based on two of Fives’ main proprietary technologies: the singulator and the cross-belt sorter.
Fives’ singulator optimizes the item flow by transforming the 3D bulk flow of packages and flyers into a 1D stream of objects with regular spacing. The technology automatically feeds one induction line connected to the sorter.
Fives’ GENI-Belt sorter is equipped with 8 GENI-Feed induction lines, cameras, volume detection and more than 220 chutes used for local, domestic and international destinations.
Posten Bring plans to bring the new sorting system online by mid-2025.
“Our new system will ensure our ability to sustain growth. In order to continue scaling our volumes, we must not only operate at a faster pace but also employ smarter solutions”, added Jonasson.
Source : UKI