Whistl invests in parcel sortation
01 February 2019
Whistl’s first automated parcel sortation machine has been installed, over three months, at its depot in Bolton, located on the Logistics North site.
Whistl is expanding aggressively in the parcels and fulfilment markets and has seen continued volume growth. This led the company to commission a new cross belt loop sorter in time for peak 2018 and to meet the demand from e-fulfilment customers to process their packets and parcels in increasingly shorter timescales.
The 100-metre-long machine was designed and installed by the Beumer Group and enables automatic, efficient and safe handling of 20,000 small to medium parcels and packets per hour at high speed through 176 chutes.
Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said: “The new parcel sorter gives us the scalability to meet this demand for increased efficiency and to handle the increasing volume customers want us to process without compromising on our high levels of quality and customer service.”