On December 18, at Lithuanian Presidential Palace, Valdas Adamkus, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, had presented Vytautas Kudzys, „DPD Lietuva“ General Director, with a golden medal for the service „DPD Classic“ that had became the winner of the competition „Lithuanian Product of the Year“ organized by Lithuanian
Confederation of Industrialists
„It is one of the highest evaluations of our company and we are very proud of it. This evaluation proves once more that services offered by our company are of high quality and meet the needs of Lithuanian business. The award is also our commitment for our current and future clients who trust us their parcels and logistics“, said Vytautas Kudzys, „DPD Lietuva“ General Director.
According to him since 1998 than the company was established till now „DPD Lietuva“ has coherently invested in development of the range of services and their quality.
„We were one of the pioneers which come to build the domestic parcel market in Lithuania in 1999. During eight years our company was growing and improving along with the market. At the same time we have always tried to be a few steps ahead of competitors by applying international experience of our owners, skills and knowledge of our qualified employees, systematic investigation & observation of business situation and the needs of our clients. Finally we have achieved a leading position on the market“, said „DPD Lietuva“ General Director.
According to Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania 2007 third quarter Post sector report about the market, „DPD Lietuva“ holds 41.5% of it and „DPD Lietuva“ is the only courier company at the „Lithuanian Product of the Year“ competition that was nominated.
Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists organized „Lithuanian product of the year“ competition for the 11th time already. The main aim of the competition is to promote development of Lithuanian business and increase competitiveness of high quality production.
Yesterday, on May 7th, a new parcel sorting terminal that belongs to DPD European network was officially opened in Riga. The terminal is the largest in the Baltic States with the total sorting area of 2900 sq. m. It is even 500 sq. m larger than last year opened Tallinn terminal.
Latvian parcel sorting terminal is situated in 4 kilometers from Riga’s city center. Total terminal territory is 9600 sq. m. There are 71 pick-up and distribution gates installed, and parcel sorting conveyor is 1 kilometer long. That is five times longer than in Tallinn which previously was called the longest.
“Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian small parcel delivery market usually is treated as one, Baltic country market. That is why the terminal, which is build in strategically convenient place, will increase technical capabilities not even in the country where it is build, but in the neighboring countries - Lithuania and Estonia. The maximum sorting capacity of new terminal is 6 000 parcels per hour or 140 000 parcels per day”, - says Vytautas Kudzys, Managing Director for the Baltic States.
According to him, the need of new terminals shows, that small parcel delivery services are used more often, and trust of companies providing these services is growing.
DPD Latvija turnover was 2,4 mln. Lats (3,4 mln. Eur) in 2006, it was by 69% more than in 2005.
DPD Latvija belongs to international parcel delivery network DPD, which is represented in Lithuania by DPD Lietuva, in Estonia – by DPD Eesti. The shares of these companies belong to French Post company GeoPost.
Starting from May 2007 parcels delivery service provider DPD Lietuva suggested new parcels delivery direction for Lithuanian market. Since now Lithuanian businessmen will be able to transport parcels to Greece.
“After French post company GeoPost, owner of DPD Lietuva, purchased company that deals with parcels delivery in Greece, boarders and possibilities of DPD network were broadened. This is one of the last EU countries where to we didn’t transport parcels from Lithuania. Lithuanian companies are increasingly interested in Greece as in a market of potential consumers, therefore we are glad to enter it together with our customers”, - states DPD Lietuva manager of sales and marketing for Baltic countries Gintaras Bingelis.
According to him, after introducing directions to new EU member states Romania and Bulgaria in the beginning of this year and after adding new direction to Greece to service package in May, company DPD Lietuva will transport parcels to 25 European countries.
Parcels will be transported from Lithuania to Greece during 7 – 8 days.
Company DPD Lietuva, which provides parcels delivery service, transported 676 000 parcels during the first quarter of this year. This is 36.6 % more than during the first quarter of 2006 when 495 000 parcels were transported.
„Our company experiences essential changes at the moment. In the end of the last year we have changed the brand of company, in this month we have finished to unify names of products and services that are provided for market. So stable grow of parcels number confirms that customers understood the meaning of these changes and proves that we have earned trust of customers, in this case, businessmen, and the changes and improvements are valued“, - said director of sales and marketing of DPD Lietuva Gintaras Bingelis.
According to him, the stable growth is felt not only in the results of the quarter. Stability is reflected in annual sales of company DPD Lietuva, too.
Our company’s sales grew up almost equally around 40% during 2005 and 2006. The growth is determined by constant investments in development and modernization of business, improvement of services. This phenomena is also influenced by the stable growth of parcels delivery service market and it’s created competitive circumstances, clear distribution of market participants also allows to plan precisely our actions in order to grow further quite new market”, - said Gintaras Bingelis, DPD Lietuva sales and marketing director.
According to him, company plans similar growth, around 40%, this year too.
GeoPost, owner of DPD Lietuva and a subsidiary of the French group La Poste, recorded a turnover of €2.969 billion in 2006. It represents growth of almost 16% on 2005. In just five years, GeoPost has almost doubled its turnover and has reached a level of profitability which bears comparison with the best in the profession.
GeoPost, a major player on the international express BtoB delivery market, reached second place in Europe on the express parcel market in terms of volume – 500 million express parcels carried in 2006 – on behalf of 300,000 customers.
An offensive acquisition strategy in France, with Exapaq, in Greece with Interattica and in Spain with new Seur franchises, alongside very strong organic growth, enabled the company to enjoy this exceptional growth rate. The results also benefited from the group’s good performances on growth markets, particularly those of Central and Eastern Europe.
The GeoPost group, with leader subsidiaries on the various domestic markets, and thanks to its top quality European transport network, has now reached third place in Europe for express parcels in terms of turnover.
GeoPost’s daughter company DPD Lietuva reached €11,4 million turnover in 2006. It’s 43% more than in 2005, when turnover was €7.8 million.
GeoPost, a parcel specialist and a major player on the express market, brings together all the La Poste group’s express subsidiaries. Established across Europe, and serving over 230 countries on behalf of over 300,000 customers throughout the world, the GeoPost group is number one in France, number three in Europe, with a turnover of €2.969 billion and second in Europe in terms of volumes carried.
Parcels courier service leader in Lithuania company “DPD Lietuva” has finished it's second re-branding stage - in all Baltic countries it has developed new differentiation of DPD services before named by single name “Bizpak”.
“We have separated four products titles for Baltic region, two international product titles and nine additional services titles. With the unification of services and products titles in all three DPD companies in Baltic countries the “Bizpak” re-branding history is symbolically ending and we expect to strengthen our positions even more in Baltic countries region and entire Europe”, - said “DPD Lietuva” Director of Sales and Marketing for Baltic States Gintaras Bingelis.
According to him, unified services and products titles will enhance customers’ reliance and facilitate their decision and perception which service will be the most convenient to the moment.
“Services and their possibilities for business will remain the same after changing the brand and names of these services. We will continue to seek that every customer would get reliable, high quality logistics solution that meets customers requirements and we will be investing into the new products development”, - said Gintaras Bingelis, “DPD Lietuva” the Director of Sales and Marketing for Baltic States.
“DPD Lietuva” leadership made the decision to change their brand in June 2006 and planes to complete re-branding process from Bizpak to DPD till 2008.
Small parcel delivery service “DPD” rendering company „DPD Lietuva“ has delivered 2,1 million parcels during year 2006. It is 33,9 % more than in 2005, when company delivered 1,6 million parcels.
The late years company results and constantly accomplishing market researches are showing that the sector of parcel shipping services in Lithuania is growing stably, and market players, who meet growing needs of their regular clients has already settled in Lithuania“, - said Gintaras Bingelis, “DPD Lietuva” Sales and Marketing Director for the Baltic States.
According to him, despite the growing value of post shipments market and increasing amount of parcels, logistics is not among company’s business management areas priorities in our country.
„With reference to statistical data, we are in the last place in Europe by sent parcels amount per one resident. The main reason of it is extremely simple attitude of managers to logistics, control of its processes and setting of tasks. Lithuanian businessmen do not fully evaluate the value that logistics create for business, as they do not count benefits of service in a long-term perspective“, - said G. Bingelis.
According to him, the main criterion for selecting the service remains its cost. Besides, businessmen do not commit enough time and humane resources to analyze and to decide how to use the service effectively, for it would become a tool that would create added value for business and in the same time financial benefit.
„Due to these reasons one of the most important tasks for logistics specialists is to consult businessmen, to form a correct attitude to company‘s logistics, its measure and role in business development “, - said G. Bingelis.
In 2006 small parcels delivery company decided to change its name from „Baltic Logistic System Vilnius“ to „DPD Lietuva“ and the brand from „Bizpak“ to „DPD“. And in December 2006 it has ended the first stage of re-branding. In January of this year „DPD Lietuva“ suggested two new delivery routs for Lithuanian market – delivery of parcels to the new EU countries – Bulgaria and Romania.
Starting with January 2, 2007, the company of parcels delivery service “DPD Lietuva” suggested two new parcels delivery routes for Lithuanian market. Since the beginning of this year from Lithuania, and contrary, parcels will be transported to the new member countries of EU – Bulgaria and Romania. In Europe, DPD network became the first operator of parcels delivery by road transport which carries parcels to these countries.
Alhough just yesterday Romania and Bulgaria became member countries of EU block, the growth of economy in these countries is noticeable for some time already. Opened borders will reduce the expenditure on logistics and allow parcels to move freely between these and other EU countries, therefore the development of business will increase in these countries even more. Furthermore, we are sure that the new routes will stimulate the development of DPD network in the Central and Southern Europe”, - said Gintaras Bingelis, “DPD Lietuva” Sales and Marketing Director For Baltic States.
According to him, the economic potential became the main reason why DPD management made a decision to open new parcels delivery routes for businessmen of European countries.
“We want to suggest our customers a possibility to reach a proper point at the most wide diapason in the Europe. During short time parcels will be delivered from Central Europe to these countries for markedly lower price compared to that used to pay to other suppliers of the service”, – said G. Bingelis.
To his opinion, shipping parcels from Vilnius to Bucharest will take 5 working days, from Vilnius to Sophia – 6 working days. In Bulgaria and Romania parcels will be delivered by GeoPost Group companies „GeoPost Cargus“ and „GeoPost Bulgaria“.
At the moment “DPD Lietuva” delivers parcels to 23 and from 18 EU countries.