Monday September 25, 2023

GLS chooses MHS to automate new Italy hub

An MHS HC-Loop crossbelt sorter
An MHS HC-Loop crossbelt sorter

GLS has chosen MHS to automate its new international sorting center near Milan which will help it handle growing volumes in Italy.

The new hub in Sordio, strategically located near the city of Milan, will serve companies in international trade, with efficient and quality services, according to a MHS statement. The new international hub covers an area of ​​12,034 m2 including the sorting center, offices, and ancillary structures, and it is furnished with a wide green area of more than 4,000 m².

“The new hub will serve the increasing volume of international deliveries,” explained Klaus Schädle, Group Area Managing Director GLS, “representing an important stage of our broader growth and business strategy. We have invested significantly in recent years to continue to offer our customers an extensive, efficient and high-quality service.”

“The project confirms our commitment to being partner of choice,” said Markus Augeneder, CEO MHS International. “We are the one-stop shop in the parcel market, and we aim to offer premium services through our solutions. The facility will contribute to a significant level-up of operations by processing all kind of parcels that enter the hub.”

State-of-the-art sorting

GLS will be provided with a state-of-the-art automated solution equipped with 3 main sorting systems, and performing an overall throughput of 22,500 pph. With an interconnected flow, two HC-Loop cross-belt systems will sort regular and small parcels, and one automated linear system will handle and detect irregular items. From system design to production, installation, commissioning, and after sales, MHS will support GLS along the entire project.

MHS worked together with the customer to optimize the courier’s parcel handling process. That means a solution fully integrated into the overall operational activities, while increasing efficiency and job safety. The project is a future-proof solution, with the possibility of further expansions or adaptions considering the continued upwards trend of the e-commerce market.

MHS describes itself as “a full-service provider of innovative material handling systems that solve the challenges of distribution and fulfillment operations”. The company has a global installed base of over $5 billion for small to large distribution and fulfillment projects in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, parcel, third party logistics and outside integrators.

SourceMHS Global

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