BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated parcel and post handling systems – has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and install the innovative Rota-Sorter at DPD Russia’s new central logistics centre in Domodedovo, Russia.
As an International Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) service provider, DPD Russia is investing in the Rota-Sorter to provide the additional capacity needed to support a strong growth in demand from the Russian market. The Rota-Sorter was chosen for its ability to sort items across a wide range of shapes, sizes and weights on a single line and at high speed, as well as for its gentle handling of even fragile items.
DPD already uses a Rota-Sorter in its logistics centre at St. Petersburg where the system has delivered a 100% increase in productivity since it began operating in December 2014. This direct experience of the Rota-Sorter was the basis for DPD Russia’s decision to install a Rota-Sorter in the new logistics centre at Domodedovo.
The Rota-Sorter sorts items ranging in size and weight from plastic bags and catalogues to packages up to 1,200 x 800 x 800 mm in size and weighing up to 31.5 kg. The sortation system at Domodedovo will integrate 15 discharge chutes, barcode scanners and a fully-automated volume measurement system. Despite sorting up to 3,500 items per hour the Rota-Sorter’s gentle handling will help to increase customer satisfaction by minimising damage to parcels, whilst its low-noise operation will also ensure a more ergonomic working environment.
The Rota-Sorter will be equipped with a Scada Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as well as BEUMER’s BeSS (BEUMER Sortation System) logistics software to ensure an error-free and efficient operation. A transparent interface to DPD’s host system will also ensure transparent operation across the different systems and controls. This will enable DPD to provide a fast, flexible and reliable supply to customers throughout Russia.
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited, the BEUMER Group employs 4,000 people worldwide, and achieves an annual turnover of about 680 million EUR. With its subsidiaries and sales agencies, the BEUMER Group serves customers around the globe, across a wide range of industries. For further information visit: www.beumergroup.com.
DPD in Russia is one of Russia’s recognised leading express parcel and freight delivery providers, - it has more than 400 departments in Russia as well as subdivisions in CIS countries. DPD delivers parcels and goods to Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and worldwide. The turnover of DPD in 2014 increased by 43% in the B2C segment compared with 2013, and the quantity of shipments increased by 49%. In the last year 14 million parcels were delivered across Russia. The total weight of all transported goods was 270 thousand tons. DPD in Russia is part of DPDgroup network belonging to the international holding GeoPost.