We visited Miguel Iwasaki, Engineering senior manager at GLS Spain, to see how their sorter installation is performing. GLS Spain has replaced their existing installation to meet their increasing capacity requirements. Read more about it in our case study "Meeting delivery expectations through advanced sorting".
Miguel says: “The sorter was delivered on time, which allowed us to attend our peak season with a capacity of 10.000 pieces per hour. After the peak season we worked together with Equinox engineers to improve the capacity and the sorter is currently running at 11.400 pieces per hour. However, we are still working on ways to improve these numbers and aim to reach the maximum capacity of 12.000 pieces per hour, or maybe even more. We are currently collaborating on the development of a future project in our new building.”
The core business of GLS is their reliable parcel delivery within regular delivery times. To secure a competitive edge for its customers in the European market, GLS offers parcel logistics that work smoothly across national frontiers. GLS is well established in 41 European countries and seven U.S. states. About 50 central hubs and more than 1,000 depots and agencies are at GLS’ disposal. With its ground-based network, GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. About 18,000 employees handle 584 million parcels per year.