An Post has this week announced the opening of a second ecommerce processing centre and the completion of Ireland’s largest ecommerce campus.
Construction of the new processing machinery began earlier this year and will go live in November in time for the 2020 Christmas peak period. Staff currently working in the manual sorting of small parcels have been re-trained to support the new ‘Beumer’ Packet Processor which will handle 100,000 items a day.
Speaking this week, Managing Director of An Post Mails & Parcels, Garrett Bridgeman said, "We are investing in the re-orientation of our whole business from the old world of traditional letters to new world of ecommerce parcels. The type of smaller parcel handled by the new centre – padded envelopes and smaller boxed items –is growing really quickly in terms of both outgoing volumes from Irish companies selling worldwide and incoming online shopping from all over the globe."
He added, "We have invested over €30m in our Ecommerce campus providing world class national infrastructure for Irish businesses trading in Ireland or Internationally. Irish businesses can grow their ecommerce trading with confidence with An Post as their partner."