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Aramex has contracted Buemer to install a sorting system for its new Express Courier Facility, located near Dubai International Airport.
The Buemer BS 25 BT sorter that will be installed provides a throughput of 9,000 parcels an hour – which will meet Aramex’s current demands and also allow for future growth.
Buemer Group will install a cross-belt sorter to provide high-speed sortation of a diverse range of parcels. The system is equipped with two induction units for the automated feeding of shipments, and two legal-for-trade dimensioning, weighing, scanning (DWS) systems to ensure revenue protection.
The system layout features a selection of different chute types to ensure separation of large parcels, smaller shipments, and letters for optimised, gentle handling of parcels ranging from 3 mm to 600 mm in size and up to 30 kg in weight.
Shipments will be received in the distribution centre via a boom conveyor or manually from roller cages. In addition to the normal parcel handling, Aramex offers Value Added Services (VAS) to its customers, and a dedicated VAS area has been integrated into the sortation system design.
The new system is scheduled for operation in December 2017 and will be the core of the company’s parcel sorting operations in Dubai.