Double win as Prime Vision take home two top awards at 2017 Postal and Parcel Technology International Award

Delft, Netherlands: Yesterday, Prime Vision reconfirmed their position as one of the leading innovators in Postal IT by winning in two categories at the 2017 Postal and Parcel Technology Awards. Won for the second consecutive year, Sorting Centre Innovation of the year, lauds the innovative Projection Sorting system. The second award, the prestigious Supplier of the Year, recognizes not only Prime Visions pioneering range of products but also the company’s fresh attitude and approach when doing business with their customers and partners.

Director Eddy Thans explained why he believes Prime Vision are making a difference ín the market. “Winning this award [Supplier of the Year] is really special for us. It shows that all the hard work and effort is working. It’s part of our company DNA that we try to think differently, not only in our innovations and philosophy but also in our interactions with our customers. We are truly passionate about our systems and the ideology and only through working closely with our clients and partners will we arrive at the best solutions. That these customers have nominated us for this award enforces this belief. The fact we have won it, confirms it.”

Supplier of the Year is one of the most respected awards to win within the Postal Industry. It recognizes a company as a whole and the impact it has had on the industry over the last year. The judges consider factors such as investment and innovation in new technologies, work with postal operators and impressive growth. The winner of this award has played a major role in helping to improve the future of the postal industry.

In contributing to the award, Prime Vision have been involved in a number of key innovations over the last year. In October 2016 a Reference Framework was launched to help guide postal operators looking to implement the Internet of Postal Things (IoPT). This guide provides direction on the application of systems such as track-and-trace capabilities, live re-direction and live collections and returns. “It’s a really exciting area” continues Thans, “It fundamentality changes the way postal operators will think about their businesses, particularly in terms of the first and last mile operations. It will allow operators to plan their systems to react to what is happening in real time, as well as the possibility of generating new revenue through Big Data harvested during their day-to-day activities.”

The Sorting Centre Innovation of the Year category is awarded to a single innovation or solution that has contributed best to improve the efficiency and quality of mail and parcel handling. Innovations in procedures such automation, bulk handling, OCR and sorting center management are criteria that are considered.

This year’s winner is the  Projection Sorting solution, a brilliant yet simple solution that Prime Vision developed together with PostNL and Genuin Engineering. Projection Sorting, projects the destination roll cage number directly onto parcels, helping the handler to quickly recognize, prioritize and place them in the corresponding roll cage or container. “Usually this process relies on the operator manually scanning barcodes or reading addresses, which can be slow, tedious and occasionally prone to error contributing to potentially troublesome bottlenecks” explains Bernd van Dijk, Innovation Director at Prime Vision. “This system not only greatly improves handling speed but also significantly reduces the number of errors.  Within a modern work environment where many people fear technology and its implications, this is great example of how technology can help to make people jobs a little easier, releasing the pressure on what is often a very stressful role.”

Based in Delft, Prime Vison is an agile, leading systems integrator and postal technology pioneer with an open design philosophy and innovative culture. We are passionate about our systems, ideology and people. Prime Vision is an independent, knowledgeable and skilled organization working at arm’s length with our two main shareholders PostNL and First Dutch Innovations.

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