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Postal Technology International Awards Winners 2017


 

Sorting Center Innovation of the Year:
PRIME VISION’S HANDLING PROJECTOR

Developed in partnership with PostNL, this device is fitted at workstations in sorting centers. It scans parcels and then displays information about the item to aid manual sorting.

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Digital Innovation of the Year:
SINGPOST’s SAM KIOSKS & DIGITAL POSTAL SERVICES

Singpost has installed 300 kiosks and launched a website and smartphone application to offer customers fast and convenient access to postal services, from purchasing stamps to weighing parcels and financial transactions.

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Environmental Achievement of the Year:
FIT THINGS

The Dutch start-up has developed an office printer-sized machine called Slimbox that produces custom-sized packaging to be used by smaller e-commerce firms.

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Delivery Innovation of the Year:
DPD GERMANY’S RETURNS BUTTON

The German parcel company has launched a smartphone app which simplifies the return of e-commerce goods to just a single tap of a smartphone.

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New Business Diversification of the Year:
AN POST, DB SCHENKER & PROXIMITY

The three organizations’ new Post Logistics services is a pallet collection and delivery service that makes it easier for Irish companies to export to the rest of Europe.

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Supplier of the Year:
PRIME VISION

The company has managed to maintain large profit increases while running a broad and highly ambitious range of R&D projects.

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Service Provider of the Year:
SWISS POST

Switzerland’s postal operator has had an impressive year financially and is realizing growth through its impressive new service offerings and technology-led R&D projects and trials.

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Video Exclusives


Tompkins launches autonomous robotic sorting system

Technology developer Tompkins Robotics has partnered with IT provider Lab Z to launch its t-Sort portable, automated sortation system. The new solution uses a network of automated drones fitted with tilt trays to harmoniously sort parcels and packets into dedicated containers.

30 January, 2018


FarEye launches Drop&Pick app in Europe

Digital logistics platform FarEye has launched its cloud-based web and mobile app Drop&Pick in Europe. The app allows logistics firms to set up local stores as automated parcel shop hubs to meet the growing demand for fast, convenient parcel dispatch and collection.

23 January, 2018

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