GLS Romania is an international parcel services provider with a strong local market expertise. The past decade, the number of parcels, especially the smalls, processed in their hub increased greatly. Mihai Szabo, the operations manager at GLS Romania was determined to increase the throughput of their existing hub to future-proof their operations.
“Our team had to find an answer to the increasing number of small parcels that move through our hub. But this increase in speed should not affect the overall processing quality” Mihai explains. “In short: parcels should be sent fast and accurate. They need to pass through our hub as quick as possible.”
To find the right solution, they first determined the product scope that should be handled. “We decided to invest in the automated sorting of small parcels. During the design process we recognized that our existing hub has limited space available for a sorting machine. This narrowed down our range of solutions. We have worked through numerous layout options and the final design with the SD-sorter with its oval layout was definitely the best fit.”
The new sorter is a dedicated parcel sortation system and will sort up to 11.500 parcels per hour. This sorter was installed before their end-of-year peak and helped GLS Romania to keep up quality while increasing its throughput.
"In short: parcels should be sent fast and accurate. They need to pass through our hub as quick as possible."
- Mihai Szabo, Operations manager at GLS Romania