2002 boasts top quality in mail transit times
Peak values again achievedBonn, 02/04/2003
New timing records were again reached in 2002 for mail items sent within Germany. Well over 95 percent of the items were already in the hands of their recipients after one day. A high of more than 99 percent of all mail items had reached their destinations after two days, representing an average transit time of 1.05 days. These measurements have shown more than 10 percentage points in improvement since their 1994 introduction.
The data are calculated independently and objectively in the framework of an on-going measurement procedure. Consequent to a nation-wide invitation to tender, the Quotas GmbH company won the contract for conducting the measurements in 2003 and 2004. With more than 660,000 mail items, the nation-wide minimum sample maintains a very high level. Additionally, the deployment of new technical equipment is anticipated. In the future, around 10 percent of the test items will be equipped with so-called transponders, so as to obtain detailed statements regarding overall procedural chains.
The transit time study is in conformity with the requirements of European Norm EN 13850 of the Comité Européen de Normalisation for the measurement of mail transit times.