Quadient reaches milestone of 5,000 lockers in Japan

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Quadient has announced that Packcity Japan, jointly owned by Quadient (under its former name Neopost) and Yamato Transport, now has an installed base of more than 5,000 locker stations across Japan.

The achievement is part of Quadient’s ‘Back to Growth’ strategic plan in which the company has decided to invest heavily in the parcel locker market. The company’s growth in Japan and its acquisition earlier this year of USA-based parcel locker provider Parcel Pending illustrate Quadient’s commitment to the parcel locker solutions market.

“With a remarkable roll-out capacity adding new locations at a strong pace, we are thrilled to announce that the teams in Packcity Japan have already surpassed the 5,000 milestone initially planned to be reached there by 2022,” said Geoffrey Godet, chief executive officer of Quadient.

Quadient parcel lockers provide an automated and secure 24/7 pickup and drop-off solution with an easy-to-use management interface that enables tracking of parcels and notification of recipients in real time, among other features.

Packcity Japan locker stations are used mainly for second-attempt deliveries, and also see use for direct deliveries and consumer-to-consumer shipments. Most of the locker stations are located in Yamato Centers, which constitutes Packcity Japan’s main pickup and drop-off sites, as well as in convenience stores, train stations, supermarkets and drugstores.

Packcity Japan teams are now looking to keep adding thousands of more units before 2022.

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