An Post Hub Processes One Million Parcels

06 Dec 2019 | 01.48 pm

An Post Hub Processes One Million Parcels

In one weekend

06 Dec 2019 | 01.48 pm

The An Post parcel hub in Dublin  handled over one million parcels over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend in November, according to the company.

Mails and parcels managing director Garrett Bridgeman said: “An Post’s vision is to continue to drive growth and expertise as the e-commerce backbone of Ireland for shippers and shoppers.  With parcel volumes growing at 40% per annum, An Post needed to make a step change to parcel automation.  We believe that Ireland can become a world leader in e-commerce and the Dublin Parcel Hib s an important milestone in this development.

“We’re the market leader in the parcel sector in Ireland, with more than 40% market share and we have the trade agreements in place to connect 280,000 Irish businesses to 200 countries worldwide through the global postal network.”

Chief executive David McRedmond added: “The European Investment Bank recently approved a €40m loan to support An Post’s transformation strategy and we will invest this, and additional funds from our own resources, to rebuild our entire network over the next five years to remain in step with the rapidly emerging global e-commerce landscape.”

The Clondalkin facility, which opened a year ago, is a 90% automated process. According to An Post, 13,000 parcels can be processed per hour and the sorting system is self-learning and can recognise all Irish locations.

In 2018, the company handled 40 million parcels, up 42% on the previous year.

Photo: David McRedmond (left) with EU trade commissioner  Phil Hogan. (Pix: Maxwell Photography)

 

 

 

 

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