Milestones in DPD history.
From Germany’s first private parcel service to one of the leading international express and parcel service providers. Here you can learn all about the DPD success story. Take a short journey through time with us...
DPD Austria at a glance.
7 April 1988: the three leading Austrian freight forwarders Gebrüder Weiss, Lagermax and Schachinger found Austria's first private parcel service under the name 'APS Austria Paket System'.
2 May 1988: the first parcel is shipped through the APS system. During the first year of operations 2,720 parcels a day are transported.
1993: For the first time parcel volumes rise to over 500,000 parcels monthly.
1996: Proof of delivery can for the first time be accessed by customers right round the clock.
May 1996: the central sorting facility is opened. With 9,000 parcels an hour it has at the time Austria's biggest sorting capacity.
1998: more than 72,000 parcels a day are shipped.
The rapid rise in parcel volumes makes it necessary to construct new depots or extend existing ones.
2000: In Austria DPD Austria ships more than 25 million parcels and launches the website dpd-business.at.
2002: DPD is the first Austrian parcel service to offer a 24-hour standard delivery to German business centres.
2008: DPD Austria celebrates 20 years of successful operations. More than 35.8 million parcels have been shipped by DPD Austria.
2013: DPD celebrates its 25th Anniversary. 39 millions parcels have been shipped.
2014: DPD Austria launched its DPD Pickup network with more than 600 parcelshops in Austria and more than 17,000 Pickup points in Europe.
2015: One group, one symbol. Brand relaunch in all DPD countries, Austrian wide pickup parcel shop network.
2016: DPD is the first provider of the live-tracking of parcels in Austria.