Parcel company DPD Austria celebrates its 30 years anniversary

Austria’s leading private parcel logistics company transports more than 46.5 million parcels per year

Parcel company DPD Austria celebrates its 30 years anniversary


Founded in 1988 as the first private parcel service operating as APS Austria Paket System, DPD relies on the logistics infrastructure of its shareholders – Austria’s leading forwarding companies Gebrüder Weiss, Lagermax and Schachinger. Around 1,700 employees with a total of 1,000 vehicles are working around the clock enabling the parcels to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.

Every day, 14,000 Austrian companies profited from maximum flexibility for their parcels and could always rely on the highest service and quality standards. This helps to set standards in national and international parcel shipping, is the credo of DPD Direct Parcel Distribution Austria GmbH, headquartered in Leopoldsdorf near Vienna.

Key facts and figures of DPD Austria at a glance:

Core business National and international parcel services
Headquarters in Austria Arbeitergasse 46, A-2333 Leopoldsdorf
Sales 2017 More than EUR 184 million
Parcel volume 2017 46.5 million parcels
Employees around 1,700 people
Depots 14 depots, 3 city hubs and 1 main transshipment point
Vehicles 1,000
Shareholders Gebrüder Weiss
GeoPost International Management & Development Holding GmbH
Managing Director Ing. Georg Karoh und Mag. Rainer Schwarz

Founded in 1976 as an alternative to global integrators and traditional postal services, DPD is now Europe’s second largest international parcel service network. With more than 800 depots and hubs, and a fleet of 30,000 vehicles, services are provided to some 360,000 business customers. GeoPost, a 100% subsidiary of French Groupe La Poste, holds 83.2 per cent of DPD shares.

Headquartered in Aschaffenburg, DPD GmbH is a franchise company offering a wide range of services through its franchisees, from cash on delivery and express mailings to customised, tailored products for procurement logistics.