La Poste building €30m Bordeaux parcel sort centre

Postal operator La Poste is investing €30 million in a new parcel sorting centre in Cadaujac, in the Bordeaux region, thanks to the growth of e-commerce driving parcel demand.

The new parcel sorting centre is to replace the Bègles parcel sorting centre that the company claims cannot match projected volume growth. The works are set to begin at the end of this month and be completed by 2021.

According to a Tweet, La Poste “announces the opening at the end of 2021 of a new parcel sorting platform in Cadaujac, Gironde. An investment of € 30 million to respond to the growth of e-commerce, modernize its production tool and improve the working conditions of postal workers”.

Local media report that the new site is being built to respond to changing customer expectations, enable faster deliveries and to improve quality of service levels.

The Cadaujac sorting centre is to be on a 52,000 square metre site and is close to major road networks. It is 14km from the current site, and according to La Poste, “Equipped with the latest sorting technologies, this new platform will improve the working conditions of employees. It will be part of the new generation platforms deployed by Colissimo in France.“

The French postal operator claims that it will be able to handle 30% more packages and its distribution offering will “in addition to existing postal sites to absorb part of the growth of parcels traffic south of Bordeaux, in connection with the development of the Bordeaux population.”