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Postal Technology International Awards Winners 2015


 

Parcel Handling Innovation of the Year:
Label Learning software from Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL)

Siemens has developed new software, which enables postal sorting centres to quickly adapt to new parcel label layouts. This results in higher address recognition performance and the easy processing of international and third-party labels, which is especially important given the increase in cross border e-commerce.


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Digital Innovation of the Year:
ezyCommerce by SingPost

ezyCommerce is a cloud-based, fully integrated, multi-channel fulfilment platform for SMEs. It leverages SingPost’s postal infrastructure, regional delivery network, pick-and-pack capability and technology expertise to help SMEs grow in the Asia Pacific/ASEAN region.

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Environmental Achievement of the Year:
Posten Norge (Norway Post)

Posten Norge (Norway Post) set a target in 2009 to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by the end of 2015. The post achieved this a year ahead of schedule and the operator has now set a new target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020.

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Last Mile Delivery Innovation of the Year:
Digital Mail Man by Prime Competence

A new development from Prime Competence allows postal carriers to feedback important information to improve overall service quality and efficiency. The app called Digital Mail Man can be used on iOS and Android devices and provides the means for all manner of issues to be reported in the field at any given time or place.

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Business Development Innovation of the Year:
Edfa3ly

Edfa3ly is an online platform, which enables people in Egypt to buy items from online shops around the world and have them delivered to their door. The company looks after the entire purchasing, shipping, customs clearance and last mile delivery process. Customers simply put items they’d like to buy in their Edfa3ly cart, and the company does the rest.

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Supplier of the Year:
Vanderlande

In July 2015, Vanderlande announced a record turnover of €988m (US$1bn) for the 2015 financial year (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015), which is a significant increase of 25% from the corresponding figure of €790m (US$871m) in 2014. The turnover figure has increased due to the substantial growth in Vanderlande’s parcel and postal and warehouse automation.

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Service Provider of the Year:
DPDgroup

During 2015 DPDgroup, the second-largest international parcel delivery network in Europe has won awards, invested in capacity and strengthened its parcel shop network. The company is now focusing on further growth and strengthening its position in the market.

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Video Exclusives


PostEurop releases latest mail and parcel statistics for Europe

PostEurop, a trade association representing 52 posts in 49 countries, has released its latest figures aggregated from its members, giving an overview of the European post and parcel delivery market in 2016.

23 May, 2017


PostNord delivers parcels into customers' homes

Nordic postal operator PostNord has partnered with Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy to offer customers a new service where parcels can be delivered inside their door (full story here).

Customers who posses a digital lock, such as the Yale Doorman, can register for the service, which provides PostNord delivery personnel with a one-time code enabling them to enter the property and place the parcel inside. To view a video of the indoor delivery service, click on the link below.

19 April, 2017

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