GeoPost/DPDgroup

Parcel delivery in France and abroad

Financial informations
Published on July 8, 2020
Updated on March 3, 2022

GeoPost/DPDgroup is the branch dedicated to the delivery of express parcels under 30 kg. Operating out of 49 countries, le groupe La Poste is the number one parcel service in Europe.

dpd truck with a dpd worker holding a parcel in front of a bridge

With its brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR in Spain and BRT in Italy, GeoPost/DPDgroup has conquered the international market and has become the leading parcel delivery network in Europe. This powerful organization allows GeoPost/DPDgroup to deliver 2.1 billion parcels worldwide, equivalent to 8.4 million parcels per day in 2021.

A global ambition

GeoPost/DPDgroup can rely on its network of more than 1,200 hubs and depots, more than 86,000 vehicles and more than 120,000 delivery experts around the world.

GeoPost/DPDgroup : parcel delivery in France and abroad

International parcel delivery markets outside Europe will grow faster than in Europe over the next decade. GeoPost/DPDgroup aims to build on its current international presence and strengthen its positions in South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. DPDgroup's network will evolve from a multi-domestic model to an internationally interconnected model. This will enable DPDgroup to offer solutions to the intercontinental e-commerce market.

In addition to transport and delivery, this type of service will also include solutions for e-commerce platforms, to support DPDgroup's customers and enable them to be part of the e-commerce boom.

Presence per brand and country - GeoPost/DPDgroup

Conquering new horizons

Asendia, the joint venture between le groupe La Poste and Swiss Post, provides international e-commerce services and has developed additional capabilities through the acquisition of eShopWorld. By joining GeoPost/DPDgroup, Asendia and DPDgroup will benefit from significant cross-development opportunities and will strengthen their position.

By capitalizing on international synergies, GeoPost/DPDgroup intends to significantly increase the share of its intercontinental business to 20% of its total revenue by 2025.

Tailor-made deliveries

GeoPost/DPDgroup's offer is enhanced by a multitude of services adapted to the requirements of local consumers, such as being able to pick up a parcel at one of the 70,000 Pickup points (Relais outlets and lockers) around the world, choosing the time and place of delivery with the Predict solution, or tracking the progress of a parcel in real time using the myDPD portal.

A booming market

GeoPost/DPDgroup invests in sectors with high potential :

  • food, with Chronofresh in France for example;

  • healthcare, with BioLogistic, a major player in the transport of healthcare products in France;

  • and the urban courier service with Stuart.

A controlled carbon footprint

Sustainability is an integral part of GeoPost/DPDgroup's commitment and identity through its DrivingChangeTM CSR program. Since 2012, GeoPost/DPDgroup's deliveries have been carbon neutral by measuring the carbon footprint per parcel, reducing it to the greatest extent possible, and offsetting the remaining emissions, with a goal of reducing its CO₂ emissions per parcel by 30% by 2025 (vs. 2013).

DPDgroup acts proactively to make its contribution to improving air quality in cities. This is why, in late 2019,GeoPost/DPDgroup has been deploying an air quality monitoring programme in partnership with local communities. Through sensors installed on its delivery fleet as well as in urban depots and pickup points, air pollution levels (such as fine particles PM2.5) are measured in real time.

zero emissions car dpd

This programme is currently deployed in 15 European cities, including Lisbon, Paris and Madrid and more recently Prague, Bologna, Dublin and Warsaw. 1,151 mobile sensors and 175 fixed sensors have been deployed to date. GeoPost/DPDgroup intends to extend this data collection programme, to reach more than 20 European cities in 2022.

GeoPost/DPDgroup also aims to become the leading player in sustainable delivery. In October 2020, GeoPost/DPDgroup launched a plan to deliver low (or even zero) carbon last-mile delivery in Europe's 225 largest cities, representing 80 million Europeans, by 2025. Given the faster than expected deployment of these solutions, GeoPost/DPDgroup announced in 2022 that it would raise its ambition and increase the number of European cities covered to 350 by 2025. By then, the company will have deployed more than 15,000 alternative vehicles, 6,700 charging points, and 250 urban depots.

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