24. November 2023 | Press release
DPD CZ opened its largest depot in the Czech Republic near Pardubice
DPD CZ, part of Europe's largest parcel delivery network Geopost, opened its largest depot in the Czech Republic in Dolní Ředice near Pardubice. Strategically located on the D35 motorway, the new depot has a built-up area of more than 5,100 sq m and is capable of handling 5,000 parcels per hour. It is already the 23rd depot in the Czech Republic. Thanks to this depot, DPD CZ made its capacity more efficient and significantly strengthened before Christmas, especially in the region of Eastern Bohemia. During full operation, 139 couriers will depart from the Pardubice depot.
Here, instead of conventional conveyors, the packages are moved using a unique suspended telescopic solution, which makes the conveyors fully flexible, and it is possible to walk under them without any problems. This will make the movement and handling of depot employees, couriers, and vans, as well as trucks, more efficient. The depot will serve most of the Pardubice region.
“For us, the Pardubice depot is an important part of our delivery network. We are glad that it was successfully completed and fully involved in the coming Christmas season, when shipment volumes will increase by an estimated 40–50% compared to normal days,”
says Miloš Malaník, CEO of DPD CZ.
There are currently 4 electric chargers in operation at the depot, and the depot is already ready for another 30 in the future. The building is equipped with a powerful heat pump and has preparation for photovoltaics, which will be installed soon. All these sustainable steps are part of the emissions reduction strategy, thanks to which DPD CZ and the entire Geopost will achieve net-zero emissions in 2040. The depot was built by Metrostav.
ABOUT DPD CZ
DPD (Direct Parcel Distribution) is a part of Geopost, a European leader in parcel delivery and solutions for e-commerce. Geopost's goal is to become an international reference in sustainable delivery and a leading enabler of e-commerce development. With 1,800 couriers and a network of more than 4 000 Pickup points and self-service lockers, DPD CS is one of the leading parcel delivery companies in the Czech Republic. It is the only parcel delivery company in the Czech Republic to offer the Predict service – the consignee knows the exact 1-hour time slot in advance when the parcel will be delivered. At the same time, in the myDPD portal, consignees can change the time or place of delivery according to their preferences.
Thanks to Geopost, DPD CZ‘s customers can use over 97,000 Pickup points worldwide and send parcels to 230 countries and territories worldwide thanks to DPD, Chronopost, SEUR, BRT, Speedy and Jadlog brands. The company is the first global carrier to have its short- and long-term emission reduction commitments scientifically verified by SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative).
As part of La Poste Groupe, Geopost reported sales of €15.6 billion in 2022 and delivered 2.1 billion parcels worldwide.