UK Mail has announced plans to invest £1.3m in a fully automated parcel sorting system at their national UK hub near Coventry. The extension is scheduled to be completed by end of 2017 and will create a number of new operational based jobs.
In response to increased demand from the e-commerce sector, UK Mail has combined the flexibility to sort a wide spectrum of products with later cut-off times, leading to growth in the number of parcels that the network is handling. This growth has prompted expansion of UK Mail’s parcel network in addition to the extension of the sorting system in its national hub.
The new extension which will be undertaken by the BEUMER Group, will allow UK Mail to further increase the hub’s handling capacity to 29,000 parcels an hour. This higher capacity will enable continued development of UK Mail’s parcels business and allow it to benefit from the resources of the Deutsche Post DHL Group which acquired the company in December 2016.
Richard Wenham, UK Mail’s Network Development Director, said: “The automated system will bring many benefits to our business, as it will provide an immediate increase in handling capacity and process efficiency, but also secured our ability to support future growth.”
Source: UK Mail