An Post open state of the art new parcel hub in Clondalkin

by Padraig Conlon

AN POST recently opened its new €15m Dublin Parcel Hub in Clondalkin, which they say promises an even better service for customers.

The 50,000 square metre logistics facility, located at Oak Road, significantly increases An Post’s parcel processing capacity as the company expands its global reach and digital capability.

The hub’s Beumer Technology enables 13,000 parcels to be processed every hour and transforms the parcels operation from a manual set-up to a 90% automated process.

Following processing, parcels are despatched directly from the Dublin Parcel Hub to local delivery units.

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was on hand to help open the new facility last Friday, December 6.

Mr Hogan said: ‘’An Post is one of the staples of Irish life and it is great to see this investment to future-proof its business model.

“In today’s globalised economy, it is imperative for any country … to invest in e-Commerce technologies, just as An Post is doing.

“The Dublin Parcel Hub will help to connect Irish businesses and consumers to the world.

“By transforming its business model, An Post will be supporting Ireland to harness the winds of international trade.”

David McRedmond, chief executive of An Post, said: “We’re ambitious for An Post and for Ireland in the international e-Commerce world.

“This hub is a significant investment in Ireland’s economic infrastructure, providing Irish business and consumers with the world’s most advanced technology, coupled with An Post’s expertise.

“With more than 50% of Irish retail now online, the Dublin Parcel Hub sits right at the centre of a new world order of global trading and shopping for customers.

“The European Investment Bank recently approved a €40 million loan to support An Post’s transformation strategy.

“We will invest this, and additional funds from our own resources, to rebuild our entire network over the next five years to remain in step with the rapidly emerging global e-Commerce landscape.”

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