Packstation increasingly popular in the workplace
- Large companies ease the burden on internal logistics
- 600 parcel machines in 43 cities by the end of the year
More and more large companies are deciding to take some of the pressure off their mail rooms and offer employees a special service by installing DHL's innovative delivery solution, PACKSTATION, on their premises. As early as this fall, it will be possible to pick up and send private parcels at these parcel machines for employees of the following companies: BASF in Ludwigshafen, T-Online in Darmstadt, Siemens Medical Solutions and Siemens Forschungszentrums in Erlangen, as well as Siemens Industriepark in Karlsruhe. After the broad acceptance of PACKSTATION in Walldorf, with over 2,000 registered users in September, SAP is now getting a second system for nearby St. Leon-Rot.
Microsoft Deutschland in Munich and AutoVision, the Volkswagen subsidiary in Wolfsburg, will put their own "proprietary" PACKSTATION machines into operation starting in October. Further beneficiaries will include the other AutoVision Forum companies as well as local residents. "PACKSTATION Inhouse is very well received by our customers and employees," says a pleased Steffen Frankenberg, DHL project manager. "Particularly in times of increasing Internet trade, the burden is eased on company mailrooms and employees get their private parcels without losing time."
By the end of 2005, DHL will expand its network to over 600 PACKSTATION machines with around 200 additional parcel machines in a total of 43 cities. Even now, more than 250,000 registered customers are using this free service, rated by more than 85 percent as "very good" or "good." In 2006, the service will be launched in numerous additional cities.
An overview of all PACKSTATION machines accessible through the end of 2005 is available on the Internet at www.packstation.de.