Prime Competence has a new concept for postal sorting operations that could be a game-changer for posts and express-parcel carriers alike: sorting without a sorter. Now, with a major post (considered to be one of the worlds most automated posts) signed-up to build a proof-of-concept model, it’s time to shed some light on what could be the future for parcel sorting.
This year was the first time that the global show of Post-Expo, the world’s leading international postal and parcel industry exhibition and conference, took place in Asia-Pacific. The Prime Competence team didn’t want to miss this opportunity!
The Asia-Pacific region remains one of the world’s most dynamic (and interesting) postal and logistics markets both in terms of service development and innovation.
The latest issue of Postal Technology Magazine poses this question and it’s one that got us thinking about all the different programs we are working on with posts involving automation, manpower savings and autonomous delivery concepts. Many aspects of this topic relate to how you define a robot and what job are you talking about, for example, parcel lockers are automated devices for delivering parcels to customers – are they therefore robots?