Chronopost International will use a complete tilt-tray sortation system from FKI Logistex (Aarhus, Denmark), for its new 11,000 square-meter (118,000 sq.-ft.) parcel hub in Chilly-Mazarin, near Paris, France.
Chronopost, a subsidiary of the La Poste Group, the third largest parcel and logistics operator in Europe, is building the new hub to support an ambitious three-year plan to redesign its entire transportation network.
Chronopost chose the sortation system for its ergonomic and safety features and its ability to handle the hub's high throughput levels. The Chilly-Mazarin hub is designed to move a total of 30,000 parcels per hour and will process nearly 60 percent of Chronopost's French freight.
The integrated sortation system at the Chilly-Mazarin hub includes FKI Logistex S-3000E tilt-tray sorters, inductions and chutes, and more than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of FKI Logistex belt conveyor, all controlled by an FKI Logistex controls system. The Chilly-Mazarin hub is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2007.
Source: FKI Logistex