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FKI Logistex supplies sortation system to Chronopost in France

FKI Logistex supplies sortation system to Chronopost in France
FKI Logistex to supply a complete high-speed sortation system for parcel and logistics company's new hub near Paris, France

(Aarhus, Denmark: March 15, 2007)- FKI Logistex has won a contract to supply Chronopost International with a complete tilt-tray sortation system for the company's new 11,000 square-meter (118,000 square-foot) parcel hub in Chilly-Mazarin, near Paris, France. Chronopost, a subsidiary of the La Poste Group, the third largest parcel and logistics operator in Europe, is building the new hub to support an ambitious three-year plan to redesign its entire transportation network.

Chronopost chose the FKI Logistex sortation system for its market-leading ergonomic and safety features and its ability to handle the hub's high throughput levels. The Chilly-Mazarin hub is designed to move a total of 30,000 parcels per hour and will process nearly 60 percent of Chronopost's French freight.

The integrated FKI Logistex sortation system at the Chilly-Mazarin hub includes FKI Logistex S-3000E tilt-tray sorters, inductions and chutes, and more than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of FKI Logistex belt conveyor, all controlled by an FKI Logistex controls system.

"FKI Logistex is delighted to be given the opportunity to support Chronopost in the development of its new and innovative transportation network", says Henrik Mortensen, director of post and parcel, FKI Logistex Europe. "This project is a natural development in the long-standing partnership between FKI Logistex and the La Poste Group."

The Chilly-Mazarin hub is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2007.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world.

About Chronopost International
Chronopost International, a transportation and logistics company, is a subsidiary of the La Poste group, the third largest parcel and logistics operator in Europe. Chronopost International offers shippers extensive delivery experience, supported by a state-of-the-art tracking system and a wide range of specialized transportation and logistics services. The company's high-performance network enables its teams to express-deliver packages anywhere in France, Europe and the world.
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