Smartmile and KEBA install outdoor parcel lockers

Parcel locker software company Smartmile and parcel locker hardware makers KEBA have installed their first outdoor parcel lockers in Finland.

The two companies plan to install outdoor parcel lockers across Europe in the coming year. The motivation for installing outdoor parcel lockers, that have to withstand heavy weather, is that retailers have limited indoor space and the outdoor parcel locker units can be larger than indoor units as a result.

Smartmile chose to work with KEBA thanks to the firm having significant experience in making reliable outdoor parcels.

“Seeing that each of our parcel machines serve multiple carriers and retailers, they have to manage very high volumes. Coping with high volumes means we have to look for ways to install high-capacity machines. Through outdoor machines, we offer more compartments to partners and consumers. We are happy to partner with KEBA to meet the demand for outdoor solutions and are very satisfied with their innovative solution and solid after-sales support.” -Aku Happo- CEO at Smartmile

“We know that availability in the self-service area is one of the most important features for best customer acceptance. Therefore, numerous features guarantee smooth operation even under the harshest climatic conditions in Northern Scandinavia. Furthermore, we believe that Smartmile’s innovative open platform approach, suits our KePol FLIP system just perfect and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership.” -Jürgen Kusper- CEO at KEBA Handover Automation