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7 Billion Mailmark items underpins multi-million pound contract renewal

by UK Mail | Aug 02, 2019

7bn Mailmark items processed

UK Mail proudly announce 7Billion Mailmark® transactions since its inception in 2015, powered by Fluence Automation’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and barcode management technology, providing its customers with the latest mail sorting technology, supporting the clients' management of both transactional and direct mail postings.

Mailmark®, the next generation of mail, provides the most efficient and lowest cost postal service within the Royal Mail network. Barcodes printed on the envelope allow automated sortation and walk sequencing on Royal Mail machines as well as supply chain reporting of mail quality. UK Mail systems, coupled with Fluence Automation’s (OCR) technology, read and validate the printed address, applies the Mailmark® barcode to the letter, and sort the letters to 86 different selections at speeds of up to 30,000/hr.

As a result, UK Mail and Fluence Automation have just extended their technology and engineering partnership for 5 years, investing together in the Mail market for its future success.

Chris Mangham COO UK Mail commented: “7bn transactions is a fantastic achievement for the team, and Fluence Automation has consistently provided great delivery standards, underpinned by the high address reading/Mailmark® rates. The multi-million pound extension of our support contract recognises this and further highlights the commitment of UK Mail to the future of the Mail market."

Mike Swift CEO Fluence Automation commented: “Our commitment to continuous improvement is demonstrated over years of our partnership, be it SLA performance, read rates or tightly integrated end-to-end software (Netsort and Sabre), and this contract is evidence of our joint commitment, alongside UK Mail, to the ongoing development of UK’s mail market.

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UK Mail
UK Mail, part of Deutsche Post DHL, is the UK’s largest print and postal operator, processing mail which is delivered to 30 million homes every day. The company provides best in class physical and digital communication services, enabling businesses to communicate effectively with their customers. By continually investing in digital solutions, UK Mail is also able to support businesses with their digital transformation journey. 

50 Years DHL
In 2019 DHL is celebrating 50 years since the company’s founding by three entrepreneurs in San Francisco in 1969. DHL began as a disruptor to the traditional delivery industry, circumventing bureaucracy with an innovative new service to deliver documents by air overnight. Since then, DHL has grown into a globe-spanning family of DHL companies with about 380,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories that covers the entire spectrum of logistics and supply chain services. DHL’s customer-centricity and can-do culture have fueled five decades of innovation – from the DHL 1000, one of the first word processing computers in the world, to using the purpose built StreetScooter, an environmentally friendly delivery vehicle powered by an electric drive and developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group. With the Mission 2050 commitment to reach zero group-wide emissions by 2050, DHL is continuing to be a trailblazer in the logistics industry. 

DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. 

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61 billion euros in 2018.