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INNOVATION AT GEOPOST

Innovation and new technologies are key in many areas of the logistics industry: algorithms for routing optimisations, alternative energies for delivery fleets, best-in-class customer care experience tools, devices to support and empower warehouses staff, etc.

All these initiatives are being developed by Geopost and its business units around the world to help improve both consumer experience and quality of service whilst creating a positive working environment through inventiveness.

 

The collaboration between established companies like Geopost and emerging, agile startups is evident.

Sébastien Lacombe, Director of Innovation & Chief Data Officer

SEBASTIEN
SEBASTIEN

 

WE INNOVATE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND PARTNERS

The ProGlove by DPD Switzerland


The art of moving things while improving ergonomic is at the heart of our daily delivery activity, and digitalisation is continuing to transform our industry. To simplify the sorting and shifting processes, DPD Switzerland has deployed a new scanning solution for frontline workers in 7 of its depots. Its newly developed ProGlove device enables to add the scanning process to the sorting movements, thanks to a hand-free barcode scanner. This innovation leads to significantly reducing the number of handling operations, thereby increasing efficiency and comfort for team members: thanks to this device, the parcel processing time is reduced by 75%.

proglove
proglove

  • ProGlove reduces parcel processing time by 75%.

  • Weighs less than 50 grams.

  • Extended range from 10 cm to over 1 meter.

  • Works on 1 charge for a whole shift.

dpd uk robot
dpd uk robot

WE INNOVATE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND CONSUMERS

The autonomous mobile locker robot by DPD UK


The DPD Locker robots, developed by DPD UK, are designed to provide a more sustainable and safe delivery solution, integrating perfectly into existing city infrastructures. These cutting-edge robots can make up to 8 deliveries as well as travel to predetermined public locations where they can be used as a drop-off point for consumer returns. The robots are equipped with 360° scanning capability and 12 surround cameras for added security, as well as a loudspeaker for additional alerts. With this solution, DPD UK is revolutionising last-mile delivery and providing a more sustainable tool that will contribute to decarbonising the logistics industry as a whole.

 

  • The robot operates at a normal speed of 3 km/h and can reach up to 7 km/h.

  • It takes 120 minutes to fully charge.

  • The robot has 8 separate compartments.

  • It features a touch screen for access to specific lockers using PIN/QR codes.

 

WE INNOVATE FOR THE PLANET

The solar powered locker by Pickup

Responding to a number of strategic challenges, both economic and environmental, Geopost’s Out-of-Home network operator, Pickup, has launched the first-ever solar powered lockers in France. This new generation locker, equipped with batteries and capable of operating for up to 10 days without sunlight, offers a collection service that is both convenient and has a lower environmental impact. Consuming less energy than their standard counterparts, these solar-powered lockers also help to reduce the electricity bills of partner retailers.

 

pickup locker
pickup locker

  • Equipped with batteries, these solar lockers can operate for up to 10 days without sunlight.

  • Average lifespan of 10 years.

  • 250 lockers already installed in France.

  • Goal to reach 1,000 lockers by the end of 2024.