GLS, Vanderlande and EAE Solutions worked successfully together before. As GLS was satisfied with the results of automation in Milan (IT), they decided to again go for the Vanderlande Traysorter with EAE Flow.Controls system. This time for the automation of their site in Bologna (IT).

The Traysorter will substitude their current manual sortation process. In Milan they experienced an increase in capacity, a more stable sortation process, less mis-sorts while using fewer employees. The Vanderlande Traysorter sorts to 42 destinations and has 6 induction stations with which they can sort over 10,000 parcels per hour. 2 Fully automated top-read scanner stations are seamlessly integrated into the EAE Flow.Control system. Next to that, the system is also equipped with the in-house developed IAS (Item Analysis System). It identifies (very) flat items, detects potential mis-sorts, and provides feedback to how operators induct items onto the sorter. With this information, GLS is able to make its sortation process even more lean.


The GLS Group offers reliable and high-quality shipping services to customers in more than 41 countries, integrating express courier and freight services. Thanks to its national and international distribution network and its strong local market knowledge, GLS offers its customers flexible and personal services throughout Europe and beyond. The Group also operates through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada and on the west coast of the USA. GLS has 71 central and regional sorting centres and around 1,500 locations, supported by around 31,000 last-mile and around 4,000 long-distance vehicles. GLS has about 21,000 employees. In the 2020/21 GLS transported 840 million parcels, despite global challenges.

About EAE Solutions:

EAE Solutions develops and delivers controls hard- and software, whether or not combined with optical detection systems, for the intra-logistics market. The innovative controls platform is characterised by modularity and independency. This innovative solution ensures a reliable and efficient “flow” of goods within a distribution centre. We operate worldwide with a network of own offices and we supply to OEMs, integrators and end-users.

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