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Böwe Bell + Howell sign deal with China Post

Böwe Bell + Howell (BBH) and China Post/Shanghai Research Institute have signed a cooperative agreement that enables distribution of BBH’s High-Speed Flats Feeder technology into mainland China, along with integration of SRI cross-belt technology into BBH systems for the global market. China Post is a state-owned enterprise that regulates the national postal industry in the People’s Republic of China, and SRI is a leading research and development organisation that consults and provides solutions and recommendations to China Post.

“We are honoured and very pleased to enter into this mutually beneficial agreement with China Post/SRI. This relationship is consistent with our philosophy of providing customer-focused innovation, in long-term partnerships with recognised industry experts,” said George Marton, BBH's CEO.

China is one of the few countries in the world that is experiencing growth in paper mail volumes. The modernisation of the postal and mail-handling infrastructure in China has provided a unique opportunity for partnership with China Post/SRI. “We look forward to working with China Post/SRI, learning about the market needs in China and leveraging our US mailing infrastructure knowledge,” added Mike Swift, president, BBH postal and sorting software.

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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017

UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017


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