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NZ Post chooses Daifuku to modernise its processing operations

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Material handling provider Daifuku has been selected by New Zealand Post (NZ Post) to deliver the largest material handling investment program within New Zealand to date.

The project will be staged across three of NZ Post’s largest facilities at the new Christchurch Processing Centre, Wellington Super Depot and the Auckland Processing Centre starting September 2021.

NZ Post has experienced unprecedented volumes in parcels over the last 12 months, processing volumes originally forecasted for 2023.

“Our latest eCommerce Spotlight shows that New Zealanders spent more than a billion dollars more online last year than the year before, and that the way people shop has changed for good,” said Janet Selwood, Chief Transformation Officer at NZ Post.

“This investment in our network will help set us up to be more efficient and continue to meet our customers’ needs, while also helping New Zealand businesses grow,” Selwood said.

The modernised facilities will see the implementation of automated packet and parcel sortation, along with advanced inbound processing and automatic singulation technology, speeding up NZ Post’s ability to deliver faster processing speeds and increasing their existing regional delivery capabilities.

“This is a milestone project for Daifuku to work with New Zealand’s premier parcel and post carrier, and be involved in what is one of the largest automated material handling programs to be undertaken within New Zealand,” commented Cory Saunders, Executive General Manager, Intralogistics at Daifuku Oceania.

“Fundamental to the project is to provide New Zealand Post with increased visibility and tracking throughout their network to ensure greater efficiency and reliability,” said Saunders.

“Also critical to the program is supporting their commitment to being carbon neutral from 2030. To achieve this, the usage of sustainable materials and energy-efficient technology has been a high consideration throughout planning and production,” he said.

The extensive project is due to be completed in early 2023.

Source: Daifuku Oceania

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