Delivery management company Whistl has invested in its first automated parcel sortation machine which has been installed, over three months, at its Super Depot in Bolton.

The machine will enable Whistl to meet increasing demand from e-fulfilment customers and process packets and parcels in increasingly shorter timescales.

Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said: “We continue to invest in our infrastructure to provide customers with high quality and cost-efficient services. 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.”

The 100-metre-long machine was designed and installed by the Beumer Group and will enable automatic, efficient and safe handling of 20,000 small to medium parcels and packets per hour at high speed through 176 chutes.

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