New Zealand-based business Daifuku BCS is to supply the parcel sorting system for New Zealand Post’s new $8m Christchurch distribution hub.
New Zealand Post Chief Operating Officer, Service Delivery, Mark Stewart, stated that the new system uses advanced parcel sorting technology only released this year. “It will give New Zealand Post Group the biggest parcel sorting platform in New Zealand and increase the reliability of our delivery service,” he continued.
The distribution hub, known as the Southern Operations Centre, is due to open in May 2017 in Christchurch Airport’s Dakota Park. Comprised of two warehouses with a covered interchange, it will house courier, road and air freight operations, in addition to the new automated parcel processing facilities, which replace the current semi-manual process. “The new equipment means parcels will be sorted four times faster than they are now,” Stewart said, adding, “Our customers will also be able to track their parcels at an earlier stage in the delivery process, and there will be fewer misrouted parcels as the machines sort with incredible accuracy.”
Mr Stewart said Daifuku BCS was a proven supplier who had previously installed the parcel sorting system at Post’s Auckland Operations Centre in 2009. Daifuku Chief Executive Patrick Teo said the company was pleased to be delivering another system to New Zealand Post, “We are proud and excited to remain part of the New Zealand Post development plan, and contributing to the Christchurch infrastructure rebuild is an added bonus,” Teo said.
Source: New Zealand Post