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Hermes operations gets praise from Government minister Matt Hancock

Hermes operations gets praise from Government minister Matt Hancock

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has been applauded for its “commitment to innovation” following a special site visit from a cabinet minister. Matthew Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, saw first hand the technology currently being utilised by the delivery firm during a tour of the company’s Newmarket depot.

Hancock, who is MP for West Suffolk, was able to trial a Hermes ‘Pay and Print In Store’ device and interact with a Starship self-driving delivery robot. He then received a sneak preview of new innovations currently being devised by the company, including possible uses of cutting edge technologies such as HoloLens and facial recognition technology.

He said: “I have been thoroughly impressed by Hermes’ commitment to innovation as a part of improving the delivery experience for online shoppers across the UK. I also look forward to seeing some of the exciting solutions currently in development soon becoming a reality.”

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