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Siemens to provide sorting equipment for the soon-to-be biggest express and logistics center in Asia


Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Mobility has received an order from China Post to equip the new Nanjing China Post Air Express and Logistics Hub (Nanjing Hub). Siemens will provide service of the integration of processing system, and is also to supply 10 sets of parcel sorter and a main parcel sorting control system. The order is worth nearly 45 million euros. The Nanjing Hub is due to go into operation by the end of 2011, whereupon it will become the biggest express and logistics center in Asia and the third biggest in the world.

To meet the increasing demand for economical, efficient and reliable postal services in the country and stand out from the tough competition in express and logistics market, China Post is establishing the large-scale Nanjing China Post Air Express and Logistics Hub, or Nanjing Hub for short. With the integration of a central air hub located at the Nanjing Lukou International Airport at the end of 2011, Nanjing Hub will become a multifunctional center including air transport hub, sorting center, and international and national postal express logistics center.

The scope of supply includes Siemens’ two-level Variosort XB sorter, which will enable the entire system to reach a sorting capacity of 96,000 parcels per hour. The modular design allows easy upgrading of the system and, therefore, subsequent expansion of the sorting capacity. When the Nanjing Hub goes into operation, the integrated solution provided by Siemens will help it to handle over half of the domestic express mail service (EMS). The increased sorting efficiency will greatly shorten the transport, handling and delivery time of express mail, thus creating enormous economic advantages for China Post and providing the public with improved postal services.

Nanjing is considered one of the key cities for the business activities of Siemens Mobility in China. Together with local enterprises, the company has enjoyed longstanding and successful cooperation in numerous projects involving metro signaling systems, rolling stock and intelligent traffic control technology. Furthermore, at the end of last year, Siemens concluded the “Integrated and Green Transportation System” cooperation agreement with the Nanjing Municipal Development and Reform Commission in order to boost the development of an integrated and environment-friendly transportation system for the city.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world’s leading supplier of environmentally-compatible production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry posted sales of about EUR35 billion in fiscal year 2009.

The Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. With “Complete mobility”, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient and environmentally compatible transport of people and goods. “Complete mobility” targets the goal of sustainability and combines the company’s competence in operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with solutions for airport and postal logistics, railway electrification, rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, as well as turnkey systems and forward-looking service concepts. With around 25,000 employees worldwide Siemens Mobility posted sales of EUR6.4 billion in fiscal year 2009 (ended September 30).

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