Yesterday, Poste Italiane inaugurated its new sorting center in Landriano, in the province of Pavia.
The new center occupies a total area of 80,000 square meters of which 40,000 are indoors, will employ 600 people and will be able to sort 300,000 parcels a day. It is presented as a solution that combines technology and sustainability and has foreseen an investment of 60 million euros.
The president of the group was present at the inauguration Maria Bianca Farina, the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti, the president of the Region Attilio Fontana and the CEO of the group Matteo Del Fante who commented: “The Landriano hub is a further step in the transformation process of Poste Italiane’s logistics infrastructure that focuses on innovation and sustainability to better respond to the new online shopping habits of Italians”
“To counter the centuries-old decline of ordinary mail – he explained – defending the role of our company and the work of all 60 thousand colleagues, half of the Post Office, who deal with logistics, we realized a few years ago the need to focus on world of parcels “.
“Clearly – he continued – the pandemic has accelerated a trend on which we had already positioned ourselves, that of electronic commerce. We did it in July 2019 with the opening of the Bologna hub. If Poste had not started planning the Bologna hubs in 2017 and 2018 and the one now inaugurated in Landriano, it would not have been able to record the numbers we have today on the growth of parcels, + 72% only in the first quarter of this year “.
The technology translates into the presence of an automatic sorting system that operates on 4 machines connected to each other that automatically divide the packs by destination and weight / volume on 694 outlets, allowing the management of 39,000 pieces per hour. This is accompanied by the presence of 17 robots that load the packages directly onto the vehicles.
On the sustainability front, the entire warehouse is equipped with 2500 latest generation photovoltaic panels that generate energy capable of covering 80% of the system’s consumption, with an annual CO2 reduction of 210 tons.