- 5 November 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Estonia based parcel carrier Omniva is to begin a large scale expansion of its parcel locker network in the Baltic region beginning this December. Involving expanding existing locker machines and adding new ones, Omniva say their network is to grow by 20%.
Across the Baltic states, 141 new parcel machines are to be added to Omniva’s network while 86 existing parcel machines will be expanded. In Estonia, 32 new parcel machines will be installed in 11 counties.
According to Kristi Unt, the head of Omniva Estonia, the expansion of the Estonian parcel machine network will focus on finding efficiency and hotspots for parcel traffic. ‘Over the years, we have built the largest parcel machine network in Estonia and the Baltics with well-thought-out locations,’ Unt noted.
‘With the expansion starting in December, we will further expand the network.’ ‘Thanks to the expansion, we will reach several settlements where people have not been able to use parcel machines so far. On the one hand, our parcel machines that are located outdoors allow customers to receive their parcels more conveniently and securely. On the other hand, we see that parcel machines help launch local e-commerce in smaller settlements,’ said Unt.
Unt added that the expansion starting in December is just one step in the coming developments that aim to bring parcel services even closer to people. ‘In addition to the expansion, we will also introduce several new solutions to the market in the coming months, which will make sending and receiving parcels more accessible and convenient for people, but at the same time make delivery more efficient and environmentally friendly,’ Unt added.