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Bespoke conveyor solution for Deutsche Post DHL

09 October 2015

German-based Deutsche Post DHL challenged Sovex to manufacture a cutting edge, space-saving parcel handling system which has led to several multi-million pound orders.

Sovex’s innovative Space Saver Booms can unload any type of trailer and container and retract underneath its specially designed roller conveyor to help save warehouse space.

Sovex European MD Gijs Kurvers said Deutsche Post initially ordered 125 of the conveyors following several prototypes. There are now more than 200 in use at the postal giant’s 33 German depots, with a further order placed for 38 telescopic conveyors.

"Deutsche Post requested a parcel handling system which would help maintain its position as world number one,” he said. "Working with the customer we created a prototype of the Space Saver Boom – a single vehicle loading system that saves space to enable forklift trucks, roller cages and pallet trucks to get past. Our engineering team spent six months developing it. It was a real team effort. Deutsche Post appreciated the versatility and compactness of the design and using the Space Saver Boom has enabled them to increase throughput at their depots. A further order for another 38 has recently been placed along with an order for 25 TL3 telescopic conveyors with three extendable sections for another project.”