KEBA wins Iceland Post parcel locker contract
Pósturinn, Iceland’s national postal operator, has chosen KEBA to supply rugged outdoor parcel lockers as it scales up its nationwide network of self-service parcel collection points.
The contract scope includes the supply of 30 rugged KePol FS-09 outdoor lockers running the latest version of the KePol Software Suite as well as the required IT infrastructure and service & support.
KEBA said it was selected among all bidders due to the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) that its KePol parcel locker solution offers. Furthermore, its vast experience and references in countries with harsh environments such as those located in Northern Europe were determining factors.
Convenient, environment-friendly deliveries
The Icelandic postal operator can now offer an innovative and convenient 24/7 parcel service available throughout the whole year. Customers benefit from the great flexibility to pick up and drop off their parcels whenever they want.
“With this sustainable investment, Pósturinn will reduce its carbon footprint and help to preserve the natural beauty of Iceland,” KEBA emphasised. “Thanks to KePol parcel lockers each delivery attempt is successful, a second one is no longer necessary. This saves time and results in an environmental-friendly reduction of driven kilometres and subsequently in less emissions of greenhouse gases.”
The Austrian company underlined that the modularity and scalability of the KePol system makes it “future-proof”. When required, it enables Pósturinn to offer additional services such as the integration of the parcel locker network with local web shops and other logistic companies. “This turns the system in a truly carrier-agnostic parcel network,” it commented.
In terms of customer safety, KePol parcel lockers “provide best protection against a transmission of viruses” due to their contactless functionality, KEBA underlined. There is no direct contact between parcel carrier and customer, meaning any risk of infection “is practically excluded”.
In addition, the lockers relieve system-critical infrastructure such as postal services, delivery services and logistics companies and their delivery staff, who are generally exposed to an increased risk of infection.
KEBA said that the new Pósturinn contract reinforces its position as the most sustainable and experienced supplier of parcel locker solutions and as market leader in Europe.