Deutsche Post Direkt creates more jobs in LeipzigBerlin, 02/18/2003, 10:30 AM CET
Deutsche Post Direkt can look back on two successful years in Leipzig. The company, which specialises in the electronic capture of coupons, order cards and forms, opened a new document-reading centre in the Forum at Mariannenpark in March 2001. The centre was built with a view to increasing the capacity of the site in Mannheim and it has in the meantime developed into an efficient second backbone.
In Mannheim, paper documents are scanned and captured electronically. If need be, they are reworked on a PC in Leipzig and a point-to-point leased line is used to transfer the bulk of the images. Since August 2002, the staff in Leipzig have also been recording documents by hand. This means Deutsche Post Direkt can now also accept smaller orders involving batches of under 50,000 documents, which it would not be worth using a scanner or programming the processing software for. Moreover, short-term peaks can easily be handled by switching from two to three shifts. At present, 60 staff - which is almost 50 more than in 2001 - are processing order cards for mail-order companies as part of the companies' spring business.