Lockheed Martin delivers upgraded postal sorting technology to PostNord

Lockheed Martin delivers upgraded postal sorting technology to PostNord

Lockheed Martin has reported that PostNord will be receiving its “latest sorting technology'”, thanks to a contract extension between the two companies.

PostNord has been working with Lockheed Martin for more than a decade and now, following on from successful performance trials, the Nordic postal operator has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract extension that will upgrade itss Gemensam Läs Plattform (GLP) system.

In a statement issued on Wednesday (31 January), Lockheed Martin said this upgrade will incorporate its  Next Generation Sortation Platform (NGSP), which it says will bring “significant cost benefits and increased flexibility” to PostNord’s operations throughout Sweden.

“Our automated sorting technology helps companies in the postal sector transform their operations, improving efficiency and competitiveness during the rise of e-commerce based mail volumes,” said Emlyn Taylor, managing director of Lockheed Martin UK System Solutions. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with PostNord and play a role in transforming how the company delivers to its customers.”

This contract extension also includes the supply of Lockheed Martin’s Minerva technology: a system that makes use of artificial intelligence routines to provide improved recognition performance for e-commerce packets.

“PostNord is really excited to collaborate with Lockheed Martin on this solution, which will help us greatly to improve the processing of these items. We look forward to continuing that relationship to bring even bigger improvements as Minerva is developed,” said Christian Edfjäll, strategic system manager at PostNord.

 

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