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Hermes adds extra sortation tier ahead of Peak

11 September 2019

The £16m project at the fully-automated Midlands Super Hub in Rugby boosts output by 40% up to 1.35 million parcels each day.

Hermes has significantly boosted its capacity for the upcoming peak season after completing the construction of a third sortation tier at its Rugby hub.

Located at the Rugby Gateway, the hub opened in August 2017 featuring two original sortation tiers. The £31m development, the most substantial investment in Hermes’ history to date, remains the biggest of its kind in Europe.

The installation of the high specification sortation tier – manufactured by Beumer – has taken place over the past 12 months, overseen by the company’s in house engineering team who ensured that the hub has remained fully operational. The new tier can sort 22,973 items per hour which increases the hub’s hourly total to 68,919 items per hour. It measures over 1.1kms in length, incorporates 480 tonnes of steelwork, features 1,942 trays, and is powered by 41kms of electrical wiring. Scales measure the dimension and check the weight of every parcel whilst also checking for any damages.