Veghel, 5 September 2019 – Vanderlande will launch the next instalment of its scalable solutions (evolutions) – DIRECTSORT – at the Parcel and Post Expo 2019, held on 1-3 October at the Amsterdam RAI in The Netherlands. DIRECTSORT is a modular, future-proof and straightforward solution that sorts parcels from the moment they are unloaded from trailers, vans or load carriers – with the aim of optimising the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The latest Vanderlande evolution comes in configurable modules, tailored to the specific needs of each parcel depot. This helps to reduce the initial investment and puts the right volume at your disposal at the right time. It also permits the introduction of new technologies, which can reduce the dependency on manual labour, facilitate growth and reduce operational costs.
The modular configuration of DIRECTSORT means that it can be easily adjusted to each sorting center ongoing needs and expanded to match future requirements. New modules can be fully tested and integrated in an extremely short period of time, mitigating any operational impact. In addition, DIRECTSORT is highly robust in terms of maintenance and handling changes in the parcel flows.
“The drive towards automation continues to grow as both labour and space become more scarce,” explains Vanderlande’s Market Director Parcel Rob Qualm. “This means that parcel companies must maximise the throughput from existing and future assets, while delivering the highest possible service level to their customers. DIRECTSORT can help to match the flows with changing market demand.”
Vanderlande will also showcase ‘The hub of the future’, its vision on how sortation-on-demand solutions – modular and scalable by design – help to answer the continuous need for convenient delivery windows, consolidated and high-speed deliveries, easy returns, and parcel tracking.
In line with this, and as part of the event’s conference programme on 2 October, Rob Qualm will share the benefit of his experience and expertise. He will reveal his insights on the increasing need for more flexibility and efficiency in the final mile of delivery that distribution companies are facing, and the subsequent transition from push to pull sortation.
To learn more about Vanderlande’s parcel solutions, please visit stand 1100 (Hall 8) at the Parcel and Post Expo 2019.