Posti plans to invest €100m (US$103 m) in a new logistics center in Southern Finland.
So far, the company has mapped out municipalities and cities interested in the construction project in Southern Finland and it will continue its negotiations and investigations regarding the center’s location with the regions of Akaa, Hämeenlinna and Janakkala during the planning phase.
According to the company, the location of the possible construction site depends, first and foremost, on its central location, the suitability of the area and how well Posti’s sustainable development goals can be achieved there. For example, taking energy efficiency into account will be central to the planning process. Posti intends to make an investment decision on the implementation of the logistics center by 2023 at the earliest, once the planning is further along. At the earliest, the new logistics center would start its operations in the second half of this decade.
Jari Perälä, project manager, said, “We revealed right at the beginning of the project that we were looking at Southern Finland to find a location for our new logistics center. We received several plot offers from different parts of Finland, and we are grateful for all these offers. At this point, we will continue our negotiations and further investigations with Akaa, Hämeenlinna and Janakkala. Finding the most suitable location for the logistics center is absolutely essential for us, which is why we don’t want to rush the process. We are now examining these options in greater depth. The project is still in the planning stages, and any investment decisions will be made next year at the earliest.”
“We want to find a solution that will be sustainable for decades to come from the perspective of both the personnel and the environment. The investment in line with our strategy would support e-commerce growth, which is a market anticipated to double in size in Finland by the end of this decade. The new logistics center would strengthen our ability to deliver efficient, fast and optimized services according to our customers’ needs, taking into account the entire value chain of e-commerce logistics.”