Norwegian postal service Posten has announced that it is to build a new facility on the outskirts of Kristiansand in southern Norway. The facility is being developed to help the postal operator prepare for future e-commerce growth.
According to Posten, the company has seen a great increase in the number of packages handled which means that the current facility in Kristiansand is now too small.
The new 8,000m2 facility, which is set to open in autumn 2021, will be located 3km north of the Buråsen terminal in the municipality of Lillesand. It will be developed with future environmental and electric vehicle requirements in mind, and will feature a modern sorting machine.
“Norwegian Post will be zero-emission in all our buildings and vehicles by 2025,” said CEO Tone Wille of Posten Norway.