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Canpar Contract Awarded To Norpak Handling
September 1, 2001

This fall, Canpar Transport Ltd. awarded Norpak Handling of Port Hope, ON, a multimillion dollar contract to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art Turn-key Parcel Sortation System. This fully mechanized system will be installed at Canpar's new 125,000 square foot cross-dock facility in Montreal, Quebec and will place Canpar at the forefront of applying leading edge technology in servicing their customers.

 Canpar Contract Awarded To Norpak Handling

Norpak's responsibility is for the overall system integration including the supply of conveyor equipment manufactured in their Port Hope, Ontario plant. The company will be working closely with chosen sub contractors, Sandvik Sorting Systems and SS Technologies, for the implementation of this highspeed system. The heart of the sortation system is a model SBIR-MD2D high speed cross belt sorter, over 1,100 feet in length, manufactured by Sandvik Sorting Systems, Italy and supported by the industry leading "Smart Sort" controls system designed and supplied by SS Technologies. The uniquely versatile system boasts a mechanical capacity of up to 13,500 parcels per hour and can gently handle parcels ranging in size, up to a 48" x 32" package weighing over 100 lbs. Scheduled to be completed by May 2002, this system is the first of it's kind in North America, setting a new standard for the package handling industry.


Norpak Handling Limited is one of Canada's leading conveyor systems integrator's. Established in 1990, the company's head office is located in Port Hope, ON. Norpak Handling has field sales and service offices in Ontario, Quebec, and B.C., along with a distributor network coast to coast. As a systems integrator, Norpak promotes excellence in supplier resources through teaming arrangements with companies in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.
Norpak's focus within the material handling industry is primarily within the Postal, Courier and Parcel industry; Pallet, Case and Rack handling; Conveyor systems for the Automotive industry; and Airport Baggage Handling and Air Cargo. Norpak provides their clients with a complete range of services including sales, application, project management, engineering, manufacture, and installation.