Beumer is to provide a major sortation system to Hermes, one of the most successful logistics companies both in Germany and throughout Europe.
In order to keep high quality and delivery commitments in times where online retailing is constantly growing, Hermes is giving its entire parcel and distribution network a facelift. As a result, it will establish nine new logistics centres over the next two years. BEUMER Group has been asked to provide six of these logistics centres with top-performing sortation and distribution technology.
Highly efficient sorters made by BEUMER will be used at all six locations. The non-contact energy supply of these systems is based on the induction principle. The systems are available with motor-driven tilt elements or cross belt elements. Thanks to the modular structure, they can be optimally adapted to the existing building situation which will further optimise the sorter capacity. In the four largest locations, BEUMER Group will use high-speed sortation systems of type BS 55 – WB/DB with two cross belt elements on a carriage, the smaller logistics centres will be provided with BS 25 ET tilt tray sorters. BEUMER Group will supply turnkey systems.
The first project in this series is the new logistics centre in Bad Rappenau near Heilbronn, Germany, which will start operation mid-may. Further logistic centres will go live into the Hermes net in the following months. The total project programme is scheduled to be completed in 2019.