A leading express delivery service to more that 200 countries and territories, French logistics company Chronopost is owned by GeoPost, third largest operator of parcel transportation in Europe and a part of La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe.

The Chilly-Mazarin hub is one of the most competitive express sortation platforms in Europe, with an operational capacity of 30,000 parcels per hour. The hub is the new heart of the logistics network, processing 60% of the national traffic for Chronopost, with an average of 140,000 parcels per day and more that 200,000 parcels per day during peak periods.

Chronopost groups the logistics flow at this unique site, which is equipped with a powerful automatic Crisplant sortation system to allow Chronopost to optimise the traffic management.

The two superposed sorters offer a system capacity that equals four logical sorters. This is made possible through an interconnection of chutes to allow both sides of the docks to be served by a single sorter line.

The Crisplant tilt-tray sortation system at the Chilly Mazarin Hub is based on an S3000-E sorter with a tilt mechanism controlled and activated by an electrical system. The system is designed to sort articles of small and large sizes in a quick, efficient and smooth flow. The tilt-tray sortation system provides efficient unloading through a 45° tray tilting angle and the very same flexibility makes it possible for the sorter carts to pass the curves in an inclination countering the centrifugal force.

A Crisplant maintenance team provides preventive and corrective maintenance of the equipment, allowing the system to achieve an availability rate of more than 99.6%.


Brian Jones

Tel: 00 44 7739 892 563


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