DPD opens new Moscow hub

In a statement on the 3rd March, international delivery company DPD has said that it has formally opened its new hub at Moscow on the 9th February.

The new hub will have a sorting capacity of 3,000 parcels per hour, and as previously reported by Apex Insight, uses Beumer Rota-sorta sortation equipment.

According to DPD: “By the end of 2016, DPD in Russia plans to perform further equipping of the south hub in Domodedovo, and also continue developing the North hub in Mitino and other Moscow depots. The target investments of these projects are about 500 thousand euros.”

Andrey Mayorov, CEO of DPD in Russia, added: “Launch of a new sorting line is in line with the company strategy aimed at development of the DPD infrastructure in Russia. More than 80% of all company’s shipments are processed in the Moscow region, and this entire volume needs to be sorted. Opening of the south hub with the up-to-date equipment will allow to shorten time for parcel processing and expedite delivery for our customers.”

With the fast growth of e-commerce in Europe and increasing competition, many companies are looking to extend their interests in new markets. DPD Russia extending its interests there is a signal that it is focusing on that emerging market, aiming to make money away from the hothouse that is the EU e-commerce delivery market.