Fives, one of the world’s most preferred partners for transforming supply chain facilities, announced that it has been awarded the contract to deliver DHL Express a new handling system in Neu Ulm, Germany.
DHL is facing a tremendous items volume growth that is affecting its entire network of hubs and service centres in Europe: this new facility will be crucial in strengthening the delivery service in the Bavarian region.
The result is a turnkey, single-directional system with recirculation which handles up to 3,000 items per hour. The solution and technologies have been designed to potentially reach 4,500 items per hour to face the end-of-the-year seasonal peaks.
The new high-capacity electric swiveler operates with a PLC software logic that drives the equipment to high-speed performance. The robust hardware design is also a key factor in reaching such performance.
In addition, two unique features, such as small rollers and a small PLC for each unit, make this wheel diverter a cost-effective piece of equipment.
The result is a competitive solution, which combines the highest performances on the market for this type of technology with a moderate investment.
Fives, as solutions partner for DHL over many years, will once again support DHL in enhancing its last-mile delivery services.