DPD in Ukraine - 2 years of successful development
Kyiv, September 16, 2009 - In September the company “DPD Ukraine”, one of the leading parcel delivery providers at the CEP market of Ukraine, celebrates the second anniversary of its activities.
"DPD Ukraine" started its activities in Ukraine in autumn 2007. During the first year of operation the company has successfully established a unified national delivery network. During 2008-2009, 5 branches in West, East and Southern regions of Ukraine were opened, as well as 19 representative offices throughout Ukraine. All this allows the company to cover over 20 000 towns and villages, including delivery to any location of 19 regions of Ukraine.
Over 2 years of its activity more than one million parcels were delivered across Ukraine. In 2008 the company has more than tripled its shipping volumes compared to 2007 and for 8 months of 2009 - has doubled the results of 2008. Turnover of DPD in Ukraine for the period January-August 2009 increased by 2 times compared to the same period in 2008. The total weight of all transported freight exceeded 10.4 thousand tons.
Highly qualified personnel of DPD in Ukraine, which amounts to more than 100 employees located on more than 3 000 m2 with a fleet of more than 150 vehicles of various capacities, operate on behalf of more than thousand customers in Ukraine.
Due to the positive development dynamics of the company and European quality of customer service «DPD Ukraine» was awarded with «Ukrainian Transport Olimp» in the nomination «National delivery network» in 2009.
"This year we had a few birthdays and important events: a year since the launch of the first linehaul, a year from the date of opening our own operational department, a year from the date of opening the first representative office, half a million parcel, first awards. First years are the years of our formation, the formation of the company and the team building. We live and work in a constant challenge for leadership in logistics and delivery services, the successful promotion of services, our brand and our name, which creates and makes our team even stronger, "- said the Managing Director of DPD Ukraine Oksana Yakovleva. "Today, when we celebrate this event, we are grateful to our team, our customers and partners for their daily contributions, cooperation and joint success.”
With the shipment of 2 million parcels a day DPD is one of the leading international parcel and express service providers. DPD’s network is the most efficient road network in Europe and extends worldwide to the most important economic areas. DPD is operating at over 800 locations, in more than 40 countries, with a workforce of 24,000 people and 18,000 vehicles. Customers can choose services from an extensive product range of national and international parcel and express services that ship to 220 countries. DPD is managed by Arnold Schroven (CEO) and John Acton. France’s GeoPost Group, a wholly-owned La Poste subsidiary, holds the majority of DPD shares (83,32 per cent shareholding). Minority shareholders are DPD Systemlogistik GmbH & Co. KG and DPD Zeitfracht GmbH & Co. KG.
About DPD Ukraine
DPD Ukraine successfully operates in Ukraine since September 2007 and provides its customers with services of documents, parcel and freight delivery corresponding to international high standards. During the first year of operations DPD Ukraine successfully established a comprehensive domestic delivery network. At this moment this network covers the whole territory of the country and services more than 20 000 cities and towns, though covering 100% of 19 regions in Ukraine.
The GeoPost Group consolidates the Express service subsidiaries of the La Poste Group and is a major player in express services in Europe, as shown by its top ranking road transport network, DPD. GeoPost operates in over 230 countries on behalf of over 300,000 customers worldwide and is n°1 in France and n°2 at European level on the express parcel market with a consolidated turnover figure of 3.292 billion euros in 2008.