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Auto-ID Systems for Hermes Midlands Super-HUB in UKFollow-up order from BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Wiesbaden, 29th June 2018 – VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH received a follow-up order from BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG for the end customer Hermes UK for two more Auto-ID systems for the Midlands Super-HUB in Rugby, UK. Hermes’ currently largest logistics center in Rugby, Warwickshire was opened in August 2017 and will now be expanded to reach a sortation capacity of prox. 1.5 Mio shipments per day.
With building and extending the new Midlands Super-HUB, Hermes is reacting to the fast increase of shipments due to the continuing e-commerce boom. The consumer delivery specialist counts on state-of-the-art technology for being able to comfortably handle rising volumes.
The extension of the hub includes two Auto-ID systems that read barcodes on five sides of the shipments. In addition, the volume of the package is captured certified, and all relevant information from each shipment is stored in an archiving system.
Four Auto-ID systems in the first stage
VITRONIC already delivered four Auto-ID systems for the first stage of expansion, the project has been realized together with BEUMER Group as general contractor. The camera systems are installed over two 1.400 mm wide BEUMER belt-tray sorters that run at a speed of 2,5 m/s. The high-precision line-scan cameras reliably capture and process about 40.000 shipments per hour. The next level will run three sorters with six Auto-ID systems with a maximum capacity of 1,5 million shipments per day.
Steve Stanbridge, Engineering Manager at Hermes UK says “The four multi-sided systems have now been in operation for eight months and have given us excellent read rates and transparent shipment data. VITRONIC has been a reliable partner throughout the years and different sites, the Auto-ID systems support our commitment to provide world-class delivery solutions.”
Markus Vogelsang, Head of Machine Control Sortation and Distribution at BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG continues “BEUMER and VITRONIC have been working together for many years, also at international projects.”
VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growing industries of industrial automation, logistics automation and traffic technology. With over 30 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image- and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring, and toll collection.
In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's Auto-ID solutions offer the efficient capture and integration of shipment data and ensure the transparent flow of goods.
Since VITRONIC was founded in 1984 it has grown continuously and is currently represented by more than 900 employees on four continents. In 2016, the VITRONIC group generated total revenue of 148 million euros.
About Hermes UK
Under the Hermes brand, a wide range of specialized companies operates all along the retail value chain, supplying comprehensive logistical services to meet global demands. Whether for businesses or consumers, domestically or internationally, on your doorstep or in e-commerce, over 12,000 highly trained employees work towards a single goal: fully dedicated with all of our experience for our client's success and an easier everyday life.
The Super-HUB in Rugby is the largest parcel hub of its kind in the UK. The facility strengthens the Hermes network, enhances their throughput capability and guarantees that they are in the best possible position to support the UK’s retail industry for many years to come.
About BEUMER Group
The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation, and distribution. With 4,200 employees worldwide, the BEUMER Group has annual sales of about EUR 770 million. The BEUMER Group and its subsidiaries and sales agencies provide their customers with high-quality system solutions and an extensive customer support network around the globe and across a wide range of industries, including bulk materials and piece goods, food/non-food, construction, mail order, post, and airport baggage handling.
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