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Hermes invests £16m to boost peak capacity

Hermes has significantly boosted its capacity for the upcoming peak season after completing the construction of a third sortation tier at its fully-automated Midlands Super Hub in Rugby. The £16m project enhances existing output by 40 per cent with the capability to process 1.35 million parcels each day. The installation of the high specification sortation tier ,manufactured by Beumer, has taken place over the past 12 months, overseen by the company’s in house engineering team who ensured that the hub has remained fully operational. The new tier can sort 22,973 items per hour which increases the hub’s hourly total to 68,919 items per hour.

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