Austrian Post doubles its logistics capacity for parcels

Revenue growth of 11.5 per cent in the Parcel & Logistics Division to EUR 552 million in the year 2018

Austrian Post doubles its logistics capacity for parcels

In spite of own delivery services initiated by large-scale customer Amazon in the Vienna area, the Austrian Post is expecting further volume growth in the parcel business. The priority is to double Austrian Post’s logistics capacity in the medium-term.

The first step of a comprehensive investment programme was the construction start of a new logistics centre in Hagenbrunn, Lower Austria. It should be completed on schedule in the summer of 2019, enabling additional sorting capacity of approximately 14,000 parcels per hour, which will result in an increase of more than 25 per cent in capacity. A further expansion of sorting capacity is being planned in light of the expected future parcel volume flows.

Moreover, the units in the mail and parcel businesses will be merged in Austria, enabling the company to leverage additional synergies and further expand its quality leadership position in the Austrian mail and parcel markets, according to the Post. “Our focus for 2019 will be on further developing our core business. We want to further expand our service and quality leadership”, says CEO Georg Pölzl.