Irish postal operator An Post has opened its new €15m (US$16.6m) global parcel hub in Ireland. The automated processing facility is a gateway for incoming and outgoing national and international parcels.
The opening of the new facility represents a key milestone in An Post’s transformation into a modern e-commerce logistics organization.
The 50,000m2 logistics facility significantly increases the postal operator’s parcel processing capacity. It has been equipped with sorting technology from Beumer, which can handle 13,000 parcels per hour. The technology also transforms the parcels operation from a manual set-up to a 90% automated process.
David McRedmond, CEO, An Post, said, “We’re ambitious for An Post and for Ireland in the international e-commerce world. This hub is a significant investment in Ireland’s economic infrastructure, providing Irish business and consumers with the world’s most advanced technology coupled with An Post’s expertise, connecting them to global markets and linking international business to every address in Ireland. With over 50% of Irish retail now online, the Dublin parcel hub sits right at the center of a new world order of global trading and shopping for customers.”