Posten Bring has placed a SwipBox Infinity locker in Svalbard in Norway – making it the northernmost locker in the world.
Located around 800km north of the Norwegian mainland and just 1,300km from the North Pole, Svalbard is a remote archipelago, the 2,600 inhabitants of which rely heavily on the postal services for goods. With this latest locker, Posten Bring’s nationwide locker network now covers 2,300km from Mandal in the south to Longyearbyen in Svalbard.
The Infinity lockers will be placed by the post office to enable the local population to pick up their parcels 24/7. Alongside the outdoor locker, Posten Bring is also planning to install indoor Infinity lockers to handle some of the parcel load in the local post office.
Håvard Femtehjell, head of PUDO services and parcel locker network at Posten Bring, commented, “We knew that we had to find a locker that could handle the harsh and unpredictable climate here in Svalbard. Having already rolled out 5,000 Infinity lockers in more than 1,800 locations – including nearly 400 north of the Arctic Circle – we had no doubt that the Infinity locker was the right choice. Infinity’s lack of wiring and groundwork makes the locker ideal in an area with permafrost.”
Jens Rom, CEO of SwipBox, said, “We’re proud to partner with a visionary company like Posten Bring, who once again prove that they’re true to their vision of making everyday life easier and the world smaller. Our Infinity locker was designed to deliver convenience to everyone everywhere, and the fact that it does so this far north gives us great pride.”
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