Romanian postal operator Posta Romana has launched its largest investment program in 40 years in a bid to increase the quality of postal, parcels and related services in Romania. The Management Plan and the Multiannual Investment Plan will be implemented in 2020-2025.
The investment program is comprised of three parts. First, a €3.1m (US$3.7m) investment in an automated sorting line at the post’s sorting center in Cluj, which will increase the operability and efficiency of the center. The project is scheduled to begin in April 2021, with procurement documents currently being prepared.
A second large investment will be made at the sorting center in the northern part of Bucharest, to the tune of €19.4m (US$23.4m). This project, which will also begin in April 2021, will see the facility fitted with modern new workspaces equipped with high-performance technology solutions to increase productivity and the speed of processing postal items.
The final investment of €26.6m (US$32.2m) will be made in the digital transformation of Posta Romana, covering three main areas: an integrated computer system to centralize operations (€14.7m/US$17.8m); a new management information system (ERP) that will replace the module applications currently used by Posta Romana for the economic, commercial, human resources, real estate, car fleet and operational flows (€8m/US$9.7m); and new IT hardware and software (€3.9m/US$4.7m). This digitization project will begin in March 2021.
Posta Romana is also developing five major policies for structural and sectoral reform, namely the Financial and Digital Inclusion Policy of the Romanian Population in Rural and Small-Urban Areas, the Digital Literacy Policy, the Decarbonization Policy (through the Green Post Program in accordance with the EU Green Deal), the Urban Mobility Policy and the Research and Innovation Policy. The last four are proposed to be financed through the European Commission Recovery and Resilience mechanism.