Warrington-based warehouse automation specialists, Conveyor Networks, has helped Yodel reduce its manual handling rates by 75%, after successfully implementing a unique ‘Out of Gauge’ (OOG) sortation system at Yodel’s Sort Centre in Wednesbury in the West Midlands.
The dynamic and bespoke conveyance solution implemented by Conveyor Networks 12 months ago ensures Yodel can handle a wide range of products within a small footprint.
The solution provides gentle and precise sorting of items which historically would go through a manual process.
The independent parcel carrier commissioned Conveyor Networks to undertake the replacement of existing infrastructure with a new automated sortation area. The new solution reduces risk of operator injury, increases efficiency and counteracts potential damages and mis-sorts, which are common when manually handling OOG (out of gauge) products which are bigger than their container.