Singapore Post contracts Siemens to equip regional hub


Singapore Post has contracted Siemens to design, supply, install and commission an integrated parcel sorting system for the company’s new regional e-commerce logistics hub. The contract includes 15 years of spare parts supply and maintenance services.

The hub, equipped with Siemens’ VarioSort cross-belt sorter measuring around 500 m in length, will be the main connector between the supply and delivery of parcels. Optical character recognition (OCR) technology will enable nearly 100% of automated processing. Some 300 accumulation chutes with a capacity of up to 200 parcels each allows the system to handle up to 100,000 parcels per day. The sorting system is planned to be completed in summer 2016.

The new facility, situated in the east part of Singapore on a 30,000 sq m plot of land, will house a parcel sorting hub, two stories of warehouses, and a car park with space for 270 vehicles.

Sascha Hower, Group Chief Operating Officer of SingPost/Chief Executive Officer of Quantium Solutions, stated, “This regional e-commerce logistics hub, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, represents our largest investment in Singapore to date. It will house automated parcel sorting and warehousing systems and bring together the e-commerce activities of Quantium Solutions, Singapore Parcels, Lock+Store and SP eCommerce. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the hub will enable SingPost to offer very cost-efficient fully integrated e-fulfilment solutions to our customers in Singapore and the region.”

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