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DPD has opened a new extended Network of DPD Pakipood to be closer to customers and offer a wider variety of services. DPD Pakipood is an affordable and comfortable alternative for sending parcels and receiving ordered goods from e-shops. There are all together 36 parcel shops that are located all over Estonia. DPD Pakipood shops are in easily accessible spots, where it is comfortable to park. You can find a more detailed description, service choice, locations and opening hours of DPD Pakipood here.
DPD majority shareholder GeoPost announces consolidated turnover of 3.668 billion euros in 2011
GeoPost, subsidiary of La Poste and a leading player in the field of international parcel shipping, recorded a total revenue of 3.668 billion euros in 2011 on the basis of comparable data. This is an increase in sales of 6.6% compared to the previous year. GeoPost also recorded growing volumes of 6.8% in 2011, when more than 680 million parcels were shipped throughout the DPD network.
GeoPost has been growing almost everywhere in Europe. Exceptional growth was recorded in the United Kingdom, where GeoPost UK succeeded in generating new business at a record level. Sales were supported by the local Predict Service, which managed to deliver almost 97% of all parcels in the pre-announced one-hour delivery window. In Eastern Europe DPD Poland was able to establish itself in second place on the domestic market, while DPD Czech Republic proved to be extremely successful creating a market-leading e-commerce solution, as well as increasing its DPD Private B2C solution by 62%.
In the Netherlands a major milestone was achieved by the opening of the “New Holland Hub”. Together with the crucial new depots and hubs which are currently under construction near Cologne in Germany and Lodz in Poland, for example, this will add even greater efficiency to the company's European road network. The new hub near Lodz will be the biggest of its kind in Eastern Europe and the depot in Erftstadt near Cologne will secure DPD's business in Germany and beyond. DPD in Germany also recorded record volumes in 2011, transporting an average of 70,000 parcels more each working day than during the year before.
In the southern parts of the continent, which have been severely affected by the financial and economic crisis, business developed less dynamically. Nevertheless DPD's associate company SEUR was able to defend its status as the most profitable parcel operator in Spain and retained its position as the market leader.
With the shipment of 2.5 million parcels a day DPD is a leading international provider of parcel and express services. The company has the most efficient road network in Europe and delivers to 230 countries worldwide. Customers can choose services from an extensive product range of national and international parcel and express services for business and home deliveries. A workforce of 24,000 and 18,000 vehicles operate at more than 800 locations. The majority shareholder in DPD with 83,32 % shareholding is the GeoPost Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French Groupe La Poste. With a consolidated turnover of 3.668 billion euros in the year 2011 GeoPost is currently Europe's second-largest provider of express parcel services.