Deutsche Post carries millions of mail items on schedule for the nationwide "social election"
The Federal Insurance Institution for Salaried Employees (BfA) puts its trust once again in Deutsche PostBerlin/Bonn, 04/27/2005, 11:30 AM CEST
Already for the tenth time since 1953, insured persons will be electing their representatives for the self-governing entities of the social insurance companies. Starting April 18, nearly 30 million sets of materials for the election of the representative body of the Federal Insurance Institution for Salaried Employees (BfA) have been sent out to all regions in Germany. And Deutsche Post, which has proven its competency for handling such complex procedures in past elections, has once again been awarded the contract.
Because the election will be carried out exclusively by mail-in voting, the BfA needs a dependable service provider that can handle a contract of this magnitude. Already in March of this year, the BfA contracted Deutsche Post to send a pre-election announcement to over 30 million insured persons. The subsequent requests for informational brochures ("The Candidate Lists Introduce Themselves") were delivered reliably by Deutsche Post to the recipients, just as with the current election materials. In the coming weeks the BfA is expecting another wave of over 10 million mail items as the insured send in their ballots. In all, Deutsche Post will handle significantly more than 70 million items for the 2005 social election.
Herbert Rische, President of BfA, values Deutsche Post as a competent partner for handling large projects such as the social election, which takes place every six years. "In the course of our work together with Deutsche Post in earlier social elections, the Post has proved to us their professionalism and dependability, especially in dealing with such a large number of items. We want to make sure that all insured persons, including those in the more remote parts of our country, receive the election materials on time so that they can participate in the voting. And Deutsche Post has no problem handling our special demands," said Rische.
Jürgen Gerdes, member of the MAIL Divisional Board at Deutsche Post, is convinced that such large-scale contracts are an opportunity for the company to prove its competitiveness: "Even though we provide so many services in addition to mail these days, contracts of this magnitude always provide us with the opportunity to prove to our customers our core competency in mail transport. So we are pleased that the BfA has decided to go with us again."