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Postal Technology International Awards Winners 2016


Sorting Center Innovation of the Year:

PostNL is extremely pleased with the upgrades it has rolled out to six of its sorting centers in the Netherlands, but could not have succeeded without help from Prime Vision and Solystic.

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Digital Innovation of the Year:

The problem: From 2014, Canada Post decided to stop door-to-door delivery in some areas to save costs, instead placing everything in a single community mailbox (CMB). But how will people know when something has been delivered, or avoid a wasted journey if nothing is there at all? The solution: mail notification technology from Snaile, installed at the CMB and sending an alert when post arrives.

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Environmental Achievement of the Year:

The battle to increase its carbon efficiency is one that Deutsche Post DHL Group seems to be winning.

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Delivery Innovation of the Year:

PackRobot is an automated smart storage locker, which uses an innovative 3D lift system to store and retrieve parcels.

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New Business Diversification of the Year:

Finland’s Posti Group launched the Home Services division in May 2016 to expand its last-mile services. A specific division was created to distance the new offering from the existing corporate structure.

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Supplier of the Year:

Why did French company Solystic triumph in this year’s Supplier of the Year category? One word: innovation. “We look at innovation as a way to bring a real, concrete value to our customers and partners,” says Maurizio Puppo, Solystic’s director of marketing and communications.

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Service Provider of the Year:

France’s La Poste has had a busy year. Much of that has been spent transforming the business, helping it to achieve better profits and strong growth, fending off the competition and readying itself for further improvement.

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Video Exclusives

Tompkins launches autonomous robotic sorting system

Technology developer Tompkins Robotics has partnered with IT provider Lab Z to launch its t-Sort portable, automated sortation system. The new solution uses a network of automated drones fitted with tilt trays to harmoniously sort parcels and packets into dedicated containers.

30 January, 2018

FarEye launches Drop&Pick app in Europe

Digital logistics platform FarEye has launched its cloud-based web and mobile app Drop&Pick in Europe. The app allows logistics firms to set up local stores as automated parcel shop hubs to meet the growing demand for fast, convenient parcel dispatch and collection.

23 January, 2018

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