Norway Post has opened a new 3,500m2 logistics center in Førde, Norway, to support its Posten (private) and Bring (business) service offerings.
The new plant can handle around 2,200 packages per hour and is designed to serve more than 43,000 households and about 1,500 companies. To carry out this capacity growth, the company will take on 19 new members of staff, making a total of 35 permanent employees alongside 40 external drivers at the depot.
The new terminal will recenter the company’s operations, which were previously operating in five different locations. As a result, this terminal will be the center of operations for parcels being delivered to the Sunnfjord, Nordfjord, Ytre and Indre Sogn regions. The company is also relocating its HQ to Moskog, 11km north of Førde, by the E39.
Tone Wille, CEO of Norway Post, said, “Our new terminal in Førde is ready to take Norway Post into the future. It gives us greater local capacity, more efficient logistics and a better offer for our customers. We have built a modern terminal with modern technological solutions for receiving and redistributing mail, parcels and goods. The co-location and a better terminal structure also contribute to reducing the number of mail vans on the roads and the number of kilometers driven. Packages from online shopping have increased by 36% in the last 12 months. The new terminal in Førde is an important part of our national infrastructure and is prepared to meet parcel growth in the region.”