One of the key elements influencing the potential in this area and the effectiveness of the processes taking place is modern infrastructure. For this purpose, the Company is launching a new sorting plant in Kalisz. The selected location provides appropriate conditions for the implementation of key logistics processes related to servicing the residents of the southern part of the Greater Poland Voivodeship.
The warehouse section at Panattoni Park Kalisz at ul. Rozwojowa 1, is a modern operating area, characterized by easy access to the docks and access directly from the square. Practical planning of the area is a response to the expectations of companies from various industries. The investment is perfectly connected with the main communication routes of the country. The hall is situated 5 km from the center of Kalisz, near the city's beltway and national roads no. 25 and no. 12, which ensures convenient road transport.
Currently implemented investments of Poczta Polska are a response to the systematically developing e-commerce sector, which has significantly increased its share in the entire purchasing market, carried out by both large and smaller entities. The goal of Poczta Polska is to improve the efficiency of the current functioning logistics network, the implementation of which will translate into an increase in work efficiency, ensuring the timeliness of courier shipments at the level expected by customers and, as a result, will ensure long-term development of Poczta Polska, says Tomasz Zdzikot, President of the Management Board of Poczta Polska.
Poczta Polska has a total area of 4.3 thousand square meters. m2, which will include over 3.7 thousand. m2 of warehouse space with 8 unloading docks, a drive-in gate and 4 courier gates, over 650 m2 of office and social space, 23 parking spaces and a loading yard.
The transformation of the logistics infrastructure is one of the key investment activities of Poczta Polska. We are consistently modernizing our sorting plants in order to provide the best solutions and conditions to handle increasing volumes of parcels. Our goal is to become a leader on the courier market, and the development of the logistics infrastructure will be accompanied by a change in the offer of services that is best suited to the needs of our customers - says Andrzej Bodziony, Vice President of the Management Board of Poczta Polska.
So far, logistic processes have been carried out in the switching station in Ostrów Wlkp. At ul. Towarowa 3, where the conditions significantly limited the possibility of efficient handling of loading and unloading vehicles due to insufficient operational space to carry out current tasks.
Acquiring new locations necessary for the development of logistics infrastructure is an important element of the real estate management policy of Poczta Polska. The new sorting plants will ensure better reloading infrastructure and a better technical condition, and this translates into the quality of shipment service and improvement of working conditions - emphasizes Krzysztof Falkowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Poczta Polska.
In the territory of the Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poczta Polska provides logistic services to almost 13.3 thousand. contractual customers. These are entities from the e-commerce industry, the Public Finance Sector, and stationary sales networks, among others. In addition, the Company provides a pallet delivery service used by over 2,100 customers. The average daily volume of pallets in shipment is approximately 5,300 items.
Delivery of parcels in this area of activity is carried out by a total of over 2,000 couriers and postmen, and monthly over 88 million pass through the sorting plants in Wielkopolska, i.e. in Poznań and Kalisz. letter and advertising items as well as about 7 million parcel and courier items.
Poczta Polska is implementing a project to transform the logistics network to handle the increasing volume of CEP parcels (courier, express, parcel). The implementation of this project will enable a smooth transformation of the current logistics network, adapted mainly to handling letters, to the target network, in which CEP and e-commerce parcels will be the most popular. As we have already informed, the Ministry of State Assets has decided to recapitalize Poczta Polska in the amount of PLN 190 million. These funds will be allocated exclusively to the implementation of investments planned for many years in the field of Logistics Network Architecture (ASL). The planned full amount of investment expenditure for this purpose is approx. PLN 760 million in the years 2021–2025.
Recently, Poczta Polska and Panattoni signed a contract for the lease of over 50,000 m2 of operational and logistics space for the second sorting plant in Warsaw. The new operational area of Poczta Polska will act as a distribution hub for handling parcels and pallets coming from other sorting facilities in the country and from its own area of operation. At the same time, work is underway to launch sorters for the automatic separation of CEP parcels in the existing logistic units of Poczta Polska in Wrocław, Lublin and Lisie Ogon near Bydgoszcz.
Source: Poczta Polska