In 2004 DPD Denmark decided to give the order for a new parcel sorting hub in Kolding to Vanderlande, because of the good relation, long partnership and innovative solutions. DPD is owned by major shareholder GeoPost, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French Groupe La Poste.
The parcel sortation system at DPD in Kolding consists of a dual-sided POSISORTER equipped with 8 infeed lines and in total 34 destinations. Each of the infeed lines has an automatic weighing scale, which is used for invoice purposes. Barcode information is read by an centrally located camera based scanner.
An out-of-gauge conveyor system is used to manually sort small parcels and letters into bags. Machinable parcels are merged onto the POSISORTER. The system is controlled by use of the standard Vanderlande Flow System Controller (FSC). This control system is connected via a Destination Server to the host system of the DPD.
The DPD Kolding system is unique because it has a double function, executed in 2 shifts: depot during the day (regional parcels) and hub during the night. In the nightshift extendibles are used for sorting parcels into trucks. During dayshift these extendibles can be hoisted, creating a lot of floor space. Dedicated, so called „sub-contractor“-spurs are used for sorting parcels for the Kolding area during the day. Both parcels arriving in vans and departing in trailers are handled in the same hub.