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NZ Post chooses Daifuku to deliver biggest material handling investment program in recent history

Material handling provider Daifuku has been selected by New Zealand Post (NZ Post) to deliver the single largest material handling investment program within New Zealand in recent history.

Starting in September 2021, the project will be staged across three of NZ Post’s largest processing facilities: the new Christchurch Processing Centre, Wellington Super Depot, and the Auckland Processing Centre.

NZ Post has experienced its biggest ever parcel-volume in the past 12 months, reaching processing volumes originally forecasted for 2023.

“Our latest eCommerce Spotlight shows that New Zealanders spent more than a billion dollars more online last year than the year before, and that the way people shop has changed for good,” says NZ Post Chief Transformation Officer Janet Selwood. “This investment in our network will help set us up to be more efficient and continue to meet our customers’ needs, while also helping New Zealand businesses grow.”

According to Cory Saunders, Executive General Manager, Intralogistics for Daifuku Oceania: “This is a milestone project for Daifuku to work with New Zealand’s premier parcel and post carrier, and be involved in what is one of the largest automated material handling programs to be undertaken within New Zealand.”

“Fundamental to the project is to provide New Zealand Post with increased visibility and tracking throughout their network to ensure greater efficiency and reliability,” he says. “Also critical to the program is supporting their commitment to being carbon neutral from 2030. To achieve this, the usage of sustainable materials and energy-efficient technology has been a high consideration throughout planning and production.”

The project is due to be completed in early 2023.

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