First Private Iranian postal firm looking for industry partners

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The first private postal company from Iran made its global debut to the postal and parcel industry at POST-EXPO 2017 and is looking for industry partners to help it expand.

Courier firm Tipax won a government-run auction to be Iran’s first private postal operator earlier this year. From March 2018, the company will work alongside government-owned operator Iran Post as one of two private postal operators in the country.

Yasmine Kiani, director of international relations, Tipax, said, “The government wants to restructure the postal market and expand and improve the delivery system to support the intense boom in e-commerce in Iran. There is a lot of opportunity, but there are issues with some of the postal services and infrastructure that restrict the growth.

“POST-EXPO 2017 is the first time overseas for Tipax. We have a roadmap to follow and we want to form partnerships with technology providers, hardware and software to speed that up.”

Iran has a population of 81 million people and more than half of the population is under the age of 35. According to reports, e-commerce is growing fast, with around 24,000 e-commerce websites registered in the country.

Tipax is the largest private logistics and courier company in Iran and already provides services including parcel delivery, door-to-door delivery, online shipment tracking, customs services and cargo customs clearance.

The company has purchased a high-speed sortation system from supplier Beumer for its new hub in Tehran. The BS 25 Belt Tray Sorter, which has a throughput of 7,600 parcels per hour, is expected to be commissioned January 2018.

September 28, 2017

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