DPD has opened its largest depot in the Czech Republic in Dolní Ředice near Pardubice. Strategically located on the D35 highway, the depot has a built-up area of more than 5,100m2 and is capable of handling 5,000 parcels per hour. The depot is intended to make the company’s capacity stronger and more efficient before Christmas, especially in the region of Eastern Bohemia. During full operation, 139 couriers will depart from the Pardubice depot.
Here, instead of conventional conveyors, the packages are moved using a suspended telescopic solution, which makes the conveyors fully flexible (it is also possible to walk under them without any problems). This is expected to make the movement and handling of depot employees, couriers and vans, as well as trucks, more efficient. The depot was built by Metrostav and will serve most of the Pardubice region.
There are currently four electric chargers in operation at the depot, and the depot is already ready for another 30 in the future. The building is equipped with a heat pump and is prepared for photovoltaics, which will be installed soon. All these sustainable steps are part of the emissions reduction strategy, which aims for all of Geopost to achieve net-zero emissions in 2040.
Miloš Malaník, CEO of DPD CZ, said, “For us, the Pardubice depot is an important part of our delivery network. We are glad that it was successfully completed and fully involved in the coming Christmas season, when shipment volumes will increase by an estimated 40–50% compared to normal days.”
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