Deutsche Post expands UK mail business
- Access conditions agreed for the Royal Mail network
- New mail center opened near London
Deutsche Post is continuing to pursue the expansion of its international mail business. After the issuance of a long-term license for its UK mail operation just a few days ago, the Company has now also gained access to the Royal Mail transport network. The terms of the agreement correspond to those negotiated between Royal Mail and other competitors and present every opportunity for fruitful growth in the UK market. The agreement was a necessary first step to expanding the business, as Deutsche Post Global Mail maintains no independent delivery network in the UK, where it collects and pre-sorts items from its business customers and then delivers through the Royal Mail network. The agreement is still pending formal confirmation by the Royal Mail Board at the start of April.
In other UK news, Dr. Hans-Dieter Petram, Member of the Corporate Board of Management, announced at a press conference in London that a new mail sorting center is opening in Croydon, South London. The new center, equipped with state-of-the-art sorting technology, will triple the current handling capacity, with around 160 employees processing up to 7.5 million items each month. What this will mean in terms of the service offer to customers is the ability to process greater volumes, quicker delivery times and added flexibility.