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Toshiba Wins Orders for Two Micro Packet Sorters from Russian Post

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2016 07:00 GMT

Dmitry Strashnov,CEO of Russian Post (left) , Shinichiro Akiba, Representative Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation (right)
  • žMemorandum of Understanding with Russian Post to strengthen comprehensive collaboration in postal and logistics automation systems in Russia.
  • žSupplying micro packet sorters in approx.1.2 billion yen contract.
  • žBuilding on track record of supplying letter and parcel sorting machines to Russian Post by continuing to provide solutions for logistics and postal services that improve operational efficiencies.

TOKYO―Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced an memorandum of understanding(MoU) with Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Post (Russian Post) that will strengthen their comprehensive collaboration in improving postal and logistics automation systems in Russia. The first order received under the MoU covers supply of micro packet sorter lines for the Moscow International Exchange Center and the Novosibirsk International Exchange Center.

Delivery under the approximately 1.2 billion yen contact is now underway, with operation scheduled to start within the year. The newly announced MoU also included provision for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to consider provision of financing for future Russian Post projects.

Sadao Sekine, Vice President, Toshiba Corporation Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Company said, “Toshiba’s provision of micro packet sorters will support enhanced efficiency in parcel processing and lighten Russian Post's workload during the peak year-end season. Under the MoU, Toshiba will continue to provide Russia with solutions for logistics and postal services that improve operational efficiencies.”

Growth in e-commerce is driving a large increase in imported parcels. In 2016, volume expanded twice as many from the previous year. Russian Post plans to automate seven international exchange hubs in key centers that include Kazan, Rostov and Khabarovsk.

Toshiba was system integrator for Russian Post's introduction of new equipment at its Logistics Centre at the Moscow International Exchange Center. It started to install letter and parcel sorting machines at the end of 2014, and a new customs inspection system will be completed by the end of this year. Toshiba has handled the system layout and operation flow, integrating automated equipment that handles parcels and mail of various sizes. Progress so far has already significantly improved productivity and realized positive results in Moscow.

Toshiba is a total system integrator for postal and logistics systems, and has supplied automated systems to about 20 countries, including Canada, Serbia, Brazil, Singapore and Australia. The company continues to promote business expansion in markets around the world.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

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