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New high-capacity service center for DHL in Germany: Fives' material handling solution gives an extra boost to system performance

Fives, one of the world’s most preferred partners for transforming supply chain facilities, announced today that it has been awarded the contract to deliver DHL Express a new handling system in Neu Ulm, Germany.

DHL is facing a tremendous items volume growth that is affecting its entire network of hubs and service centers in Europe: this new facility will be crucial in strengthening the delivery service in the Bavarian region.

The new service center will be equipped with Fives' proprietary technologies: conveyors, EASY-CaptureTM - Fives' integrated data capture station - and Fives' new swiveler wheel diverter model.

The result is a turnkey, single-directional system with recirculation which handles up to 3,000 items per hour. The solution and technologies have been designed to potentially reach 4,500 items per hour to face  the end-of-the-year seasonal peaks.

The new high-capacity electric swiveler operates with a PLC software logic that drives the equipment to high-speed performance. The robust hardware design is also a key factor in reaching such performance.

In addition, two unique features, such as small rollers and a small PLC for each unit, make this wheel diverter a cost-effective piece of equipment.

The result is a competitive solution, which combines the highest performances on the market for this type of technology with a moderate investment.

Fives, as solutions partner for DHL over many years, will once again support DHL in enhancing its last mile delivery services.