Parcel sortation system to improve speed, accuracy, productivity of Stockholm DC
FKI Logistex’ announces that it has been awarded a contract from Schenker AB, for a parcel sorting system at its distribution center in Stockholm, Sweden. The new project will be the first in Sweden between Schenker AB and FKI Logistex.
FKI Logistex has gained an international reputation for providing state-of-the-art parcel sortation systems for clients like DHL, and has provided several systems in Sweden for Posten Sverige, the country’s national postal service. Schenker AB awarded FKI Logistex the contract to revamp the material handling system in the Stockholm distribution center following an operational review by a Schenker AB team, which found the center’s existing inbound and outbound sortation systems had reached capacity and were demanding excessive labor resources. FKI Logistex will deliver a high-speed tilt-tray sorting system featuring several induction units and spiral chutes, which will improve the center’s speed, accuracy, and labor productivity.
“FKI Logistex is proud to be given the opportunity to deliver a high-speed sorting system to Schenker AB,” says Henrik Mortensen, director of post and parcel, FKI Logistex Europe. “We believe that this investment will benefit not only Schenker AB, but also their clients, by improving the speed and accuracy of their deliveries.”
The initial phase of the project, for the sorting system’s first 32 spiral chutes, is scheduled for completion by February 2007. Final handover is slated for May 2007.