NZ Post invests $170m in parcel processing capacity

New Zealand Post has held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new super depot that it is building in Wellington.

The postal operator has also said it is investing NZ$170 million in its network in order to double its national processing capacity from 95 million parcels a day to 190 million parcels.

The Associate Minister for State Owned Enterprises Shane Jones attended the ground-breaking ceremony. He said,

“As an essential service, posties and couriers worked throughout the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown to deliver essential items to Kiwis, and they have continued to work through the resulting massive demand for e-commerce,

“New Zealanders will be aware of the issues that surrounded the ability of NZ Post to deal with the huge surge in parcel post during lockdown. This new state of the art depot will provide NZ Post with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently,” he added.

“Today’s ground-breaking marks progress in NZ Post’s 10-year plan for parcel growth,

“This investment is good news for New Zealand businesses who are looking to grow their e-commerce presence or are already successful in this space, and for the customers who use those services.”