Geopost and local logistics company TASA Logística have created DPD Argentina to undertake last-mile logistics operations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The companies plan to improve B2B activity and provide customers with the renowned and best-selling DPD services for business, such as Return My Parcel. Customers will also be able to access Geopost’s digital services, starting with myDPD for business, a business portal that helps shippers manage and monitor their shipments. End consumers will also benefit from myDPD for consumers, an app designed to track parcels online.
DPD Argentina reportedly upholds Geopost’s commitment to sustainable delivery. Its sustainability roadmap combines technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible, easy-to-use service for sellers and buyers with a strong focus on sustainability for every delivery. With a 14% CO2 emissions reduction per delivery in 2019 compared with 2013, TASA Logística intends to accelerate the reduction with DPD Argentina via the acquisition of an electric fleet. The roadmap also relies on infrastructure, as the distribution center is to be fully equipped with charging stations and solar panels.
Javier Mazzarella, country manager of DPD Argentina, commented, “Our goal is to be a top last-mile player in Argentina in the next five years. Online sales channels continue to develop and the momentum of e-commerce in Argentina is very strong. The 2020 pandemic has profoundly changed the sector and installed new uses, anchoring the importance of e-commerce. Home delivery continues to gain ground. This is one of the main segments we want to cover with DPD Argentina, providing an excellent service.
“We have planned a progressive national rollout to complete the value chain with last-mile delivery. Home services are clearly a first step for 2023 as we know it is the preferred delivery method (67% of total). Customers demand real-time info on delivery, multiple delivery options and, of course, reliable deliveries, and this is where DPD’s experience will make the difference, especially for tight time deliveries. But we also plan on developing our service offers to reach global standards based on DPD’s recognized business services such as out-of-home deliveries or everywhere in Argentina. A cooperative approach is set up to benefit from the group’s innovative approach to sustainability in all domains, from low-emissions delivery to employees and via relations with communities.”
“We are relying on a successful journey in LatAm, which started with Jadlog in Brazil in 2017,” said Olivier Establet, executive vice president of Geopost, in charge of Americas. “With our DPD Argentina journey, more particularly, we are looking forward to experiencing our Jadlog success story of constant growth within e-commerce in Brazil, a sector that is becoming more strategic every day, and that confirmed our expectations when we started there.”
Yves Delmas, CEO of Geopost, said, “Within this new joint venture, we are bringing our experience as the leading parcel operator in Europe to the recognized logistics expertise of TASA Logística. We today aim to seize the great opportunities of the last-mile delivery sector of Argentina, which is pulled by the very dynamic growth of e-commerce, to offer robust solutions to the customers of the region. As a second step, we anticipate pursuing our business development in the region.”
Facundo Casillas, executive director of TASA Logística, concluded, “We are happy to be able to share this major announcement regarding our alliance with the Geopost team. Our new company benefits from the best last-mile logistics expertise in Europe and our knowledge of the local market, offering the best delivery service for e-commerce. Our logistics group now operates one of the highest investment dynamics in the country, and we continue on the path of growth by developing at the regional level. In addition, we share the same values of sustainability and social inclusion, which are among our main objectives.”
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