The parcel company GLS Austria’s eco-friendly depot in Kalsdorf bei Graz, which was built for approximately EUR 9 million, starts operation these days. On a site spanning nearly 17,000 m², a new depot with 100 bays for delivery vehicles and ten HGV bays was completed.
With this new building, the parcel company is responding to the massive volume increases in this region.
The town of Kalsdorf bei Graz, which is located in direct proximity to the A9 and A2 motorways as well as Graz Airport, offers excellent transport links.
The depot, which will supply large parts of Styria, Carinthia and Burgenland, has many eco-friendly features. Alongside charging points for electric cars, the depot will also boast a heat pump and a waste management system.
Because of to the size of the building of 4,716 m² GLS is able to work with two more transport partners, who will hire more than 30 delivery drivers. Thanks to modern conveyor technology and an integrated underfloor heating, the employees will enjoy a comfortable working environment, even in winter.
GLS Austria is a company of GLS General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam). GLS implements reliable, high-quality parcel services for over 270,000 customers, complemented by logistics and express services. Through wholly owned and partner companies, the group provides a network coverage of 41 European states. GLS is also present in eight U.S. states and in Canada, and is globally connected via contractual agreements.
Around 50 central and regional transhipment points and about 1,000 depots and agencies are at GLS’ disposal. With its ground based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. GLS counts 18,000 employees and every day around 30,000 vehicles are on route for GLS. In the financial year 2018/19 GLS achieved revenues of EUR 2.9 billion euros and transported 584 million parcels.