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Postal Technology International Awards Winners 2017


 

Sorting Center Innovation of the Year:
PRIME VISION’S HANDLING PROJECTOR

Developed in partnership with PostNL, this device is fitted at workstations in sorting centers. It scans parcels and then displays information about the item to aid manual sorting.

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Digital Innovation of the Year:
SINGPOST’s SAM KIOSKS & DIGITAL POSTAL SERVICES

Singpost has installed 300 kiosks and launched a website and smartphone application to offer customers fast and convenient access to postal services, from purchasing stamps to weighing parcels and financial transactions.

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Environmental Achievement of the Year:
FIT THINGS

The Dutch start-up has developed an office printer-sized machine called Slimbox that produces custom-sized packaging to be used by smaller e-commerce firms.

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Delivery Innovation of the Year:
DPD GERMANY’S RETURNS BUTTON

The German parcel company has launched a smartphone app which simplifies the return of e-commerce goods to just a single tap of a smartphone.

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New Business Diversification of the Year:
AN POST, DB SCHENKER & PROXIMITY

The three organizations’ new Post Logistics services is a pallet collection and delivery service that makes it easier for Irish companies to export to the rest of Europe.

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Supplier of the Year:
PRIME VISION

The company has managed to maintain large profit increases while running a broad and highly ambitious range of R&D projects.

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Service Provider of the Year:
SWISS POST

Switzerland’s postal operator has had an impressive year financially and is realizing growth through its impressive new service offerings and technology-led R&D projects and trials.

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Video Exclusives


Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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Brody Buhler, global managing director, post and parcel industry group, Accenture, talks to PPTI about the company’s latest research and the impact AI will have on the postal sector.   October 16, 2017
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Ahead of his presentation at POST-EXPO 2017, Holger Winklbauer, CEO at International Post Corporation (IPC), talks to PPTI about the latest changes in e-commerce markets.   September 19, 2017
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Justine Clark from Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions looks at how posts can refine last-mile delivery and save cost and time by embracing new technologies in distribution centers.  September 12, 2017
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