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Post Danmark boosts flexible parcel delivery service

Post Danmark has expanded its flexible parcel delivery service to around one million Danish residents who currently live in flats or apartment blocks. The state-owned postal operator said the extension of its Modtagerflex (flexible delivery) service will make it easier for more people to receive items purchased online.   The solution has already been available […]


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ParcelPoint secures added funding to boost network

ParcelPoint, has completed a $7 million financing round led by Blue Sky Venture Capital. Australia’s largest independent online retail delivery solution says it will use the investment to support network and team expansion, with the aim of doubling ParcelPoint locations and retailer partnerships over the next financial year.   ParcelPoint partners with more than 100 […]


DPD to open parcel shop network in UK this year

DPD UK is to create its own parcel shops network, which is expected to commence operations in June this year. The UK parcel carrier plans to establish 2,500 DPD PickUp points at existing retail location, so “most people in the UK” will be within 10 minutes of an outlet.   The DPD PickUp service will […]


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DPD opens €11 million parcel sorting centre in Bavaria

DPD has commenced operations at its new parcel sorting facility in southern Germany. The centre at Dinkelsbühl in Bavaria cost EUR 11 million and will have the capacity to process 5,500 parcels an hour, with initial expectations that it will handle a volume of more than 16,000 parcels per day.   The 23,100 square metre […]


Medirest clinches two-year Bristol NHS contract

Medirest has renewed a £3.8 million contract with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Under the two-year contract extension, the catering and soft services provider will deliver a range of food and support service to South Bristol Community Hospital.   The company, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has secured the new deal following […]

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Care sector must embrace complaints to boost services

A new report by the Care Quality Commission suggests could be being put off from making complaints about health and adult social care, which is resulting to concerns not being identified and providers losing the opportunity to adapt and enhance their services. It found that there is significant disparity in the ways complaints are handled […]


Voith in Jaguar Land Rover FM contract win

Voith Industrial Services, a service provider to the UK automotive industry, has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover. Under the agreement, the company will provide a range of hard and soft FM services at the car manufacturer’s UK manufacturing plants at Solihull, Castle Bromwich, and Halewood.   The technical services will include electrical, heating, […]

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Swiss Post has launched a new advance notification system for parcels, which will enable customers to select to have delivery alerts sent via email or text. According to the Swiss  national postal service the alerts solution, called “My Consignments” will be available free charge for customers ordering parcel shipments through their website and will provide […]


Home delivery sector struggling Cyber Monday impact on volumes

The record levels of parcel volumes during the Christmas peak period has resulted in a number of UK parcel carriers struggling to cope with demand. It is believed that the UK retail sector’s increasing adoption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions has prompted higher volumes than was originally forecast.   In order to handle […]

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NEXT GENERATION OF SMARTTASK NOW AVAILABLE

The next generation of SmartTask is now available with a wide range of new and industry-leading features. As part of the launch we have a new website www.smarttask.co.uk that provides further details of this advanced employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution. As a result, companies operating within the facilities management, security and care sectors […]