DHL – Nottingham, UK

Material handling software development


Leonardo S.p.A.


2016 - 2019


Material handling software development

In collaboration with the Leonardo S.p.A., for the new East Midlands airport sorting system, an important airport in the United Kingdom Parcel & Postal sector, we have carried out the following activities:

  • Commissioning of the plant;
  • PLC software development and realization;
  • Performance analysis through the creation of an automation software capable of acquiring data in the field in real time and processing subsequent reports;
  • System operation test and verification in the presence of the customer.

The implemented activities have produced a new material handling system with high efficiency and productivity. These are some of the main numbers of the innovative hub:

  • Warehouse area of ​​400,000 m²;
  • 64,800 packages per hour;
  • Transit time: <5 minutes;
  • Overall length of the belts: 10 Km;
  • 6 sorters (automatic parcel sorting systems);
  • 2200 engines;
  • Activation period: 24 hours a day.