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Vitronic : Award Winners at Logimat 2019

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AMHSA Member Vitronic - Award Winner!

Wiesbaden, Germany, February 19 2019 – VIPAC SMALLS SORT, the intelligent sorting system from VITRONIC, was awarded the “Best Product” in the “Identification, Packaging and Loading Technology, Load Securing” category. The award was presented on 19th February at LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart.


The Technology

Intelligent complete solution

Auto-ID solutions from VITRONIC take over the efficient recording and integration of consignment data in logistics centres worldwide. With VIPAC SMALLS SORT, VITRONIC expands its product range and is currently the only provider at present to launch a complete solution for parcel sortation on the market. The intelligent, modular sorting system combines the collection of consignment data with the automatic sorting of smaller consignments as a complete all-in-one solution.


The system can be either used as a stand-alone solution within small hubs and depots, or it can be integrated within existing large-hub sortation processes. Each shipment passes through the infeed, encoding, outfeed, and sorting sections, and is then automatically discharged from the system at the desired point. Special software controls each step of the processes and allows real time data visualization.

Data Capture

In the encoding section, VITRONIC Auto-ID systems identify all shipment data. In addition to capturing high-resolution images, the length, width, height and weight of the shipments are measured and recorded. The systems read and process barcodes, 2D codes and plain text (OCR). All data is automatically saved in the archive system, providing valuable logistic 4.0 insights to accelerate processes in distribution centers and thereby reduce costs.

 A Single Point of Contact

“Our Auto-ID systems have been reading codes and plain text for years, measuring volumes, recording weights and providing the datl for logistic 4.0. With VIPAC SMALLS SORT we now also offer our customers the automated sorting of smaller shipments. Because the increasing shipment volume makes greater automation necessary”, explains Gerhard Bär, one of the managing directors of VITRONIC GmbH. The advantages for CEP service providers include a complete solution, and a single point of contact.

With the “Best Product” award, LogiMAT annually honors innovative products that contribute significantly to rationalization, cost savings and increased productivity in internal logistics. An independent jury awards a total of three prizes in three categories.

Proud Winners

Proud winners: Torben Posert, Director Sales Logistics Automation VITRONIC GmbH; Gerhard Bär, Chief Operating Officer VITRONIC GmbH; Gary Young, Key Account Sales Manager VITRONIC GmbH (v.l.n.r.)


VITRONIC is one of the world’s leading companies for industrial image processing. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and specialized solutions in the growth sectors of industrial and logistics automation as well as traffic engineering. With over 30 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image- and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring and toll collection.

In logistics centres and at freight airports worldwide, Auto-ID solutions from VITRONIC efficiently capture and integrate dispatch data and thus ensure transparent flows of goods.

Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously and is now represented on four continents with around 1,000 employees. In 2017, the group achieved a total performance of over 172 million euros.