1. October 2019 | Update

DPD City HUB Seestadt Aspern celebrates birthday

DPD City HUB Seestadt Aspern celebrates birthday

Leopoldsdorf bei Wien, October 1st 2019.

In Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern district DPD Austria – Austria’s leading private parcel service – set a strong example of innovative logistics in urban areas with its first City HUB three years ago. Parcels are delivered to the City HUB by an E-Sprinter and distributed in the Seestadt by cargo bikes. The three-year balance sheet is impressive: around 35,000 parcels have been delivered from the City HUB. This environmentally friendly parcel reception and delivery has avoided around 19.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions and also saved around 7,500 litres of diesel. The City HUB also enjoys great popularity among Seestadt residents as a pickup point: every year around 15,000 parcels are deposited or “redirected” by consignees for collection there. There are also DPD City HUBs in Linz and Salzburg.

About DPD Austria

DPD Austria (DPD Direct Parcel Distribution Austria GmbH) is Austria’s leading private parcel service and part of DPDgroup, the second-largest international parcel service provider in Europe. Founded in 1988 as the first private parcel service in Austria (formerly APS-Austria Paket System), DPD relies on the logistics infrastructure of its shareholders – Austria’s leading freight forwarders Gebrüder Weiss, Lagermax and Schachinger. DPD Austria offers a first-class range of services for domestic and international parcel distribution. Around 1,700 logistics experts work for DPD throughout Austria. The company has a transport fleet of 1,200 vehicles, which transported more than 50 million parcels in 2018. The DPD Pickup parcelshop network now comprises over 1,400 parcel drop-off and pickup points throughout Austria. With innovative technologies, local know-how and first-class customer service DPD offers the best possible parcel services for both shippers and consignees. As part of DPDgroup, DPD Austria has access to the strongest road network in Europe, around 40,000 Pickup parcelshops throughout Europe and offers delivery to 230 countries/territories worldwide. 75,000 shipping experts work within this network transporting more than five million parcels a day.