Last Mile Brief 01/09: Poczta Polska unveils new parcel sorting machine at Lublin plant
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The Polish Post (Poczta Polska) has begun using a new parcel sorting machine at its plant in the eastern city of Lublin.
According to the postal operator, it is the second of three automatic parcel sorting machines that will be put into use this year. Back in May, a similar machine was installed and launched in Wrocław.
The Lublin machine cost almost PLN 50 million (over 11 million euros). It is equipped with 3 manual feeders, 1 telescopic feeder, a manual coding zone with 2 stations, 98 directional chutes, 5 special chutes, 48 vertical chutes and a zone for manual feeding of small consignments directly to sorters’ trays.
In a press release detailing the news, Poczta Polska added that it is transforming its logistics infrastructure from letter to parcel. The company says this move is a response to the changes observed on the postal market both in Poland and abroad.
Commenting on the news, Krzysztof Falkowski, President of Poczta Polska, said:
“Our goal is to significantly increase revenues from courier shipments and to quickly handle the growing volumes of e-commerce shipments. To achieve it, we are investing in the modernization of logistics facilities and machinery. This is one of the most important strategic tasks currently carried out in the company. The increase in punctuality, network capacity and optimization of costs related to the handling of parcels will translate into an increase in the competitiveness of services provided by Poczta Polska. The planned total amount of capital expenditure for this purpose is over PLN 350 million.”