The groundbreaking ceremony for the new parcel logistics center of Austrian Post was held today in Vienna-Inzersdorf. By August 2023, the most innovative Swiss Post logistics center will be built on an area of approximately 23,000 square metres. In addition to the largest postal logistics center in Austria, the International Centre, the Transportlogistik Ost fleet of trucks and the D2D Printing and Packaging Center – Direct for Documentation, the entire area will also include a new and innovative parcel logistics center and together covering more than 200,000 square metres. The Parcel Logistics Center hall, which has been in existence since 2002, will be retained primarily for delivery from 2023. The project will secure more than 1,500 existing jobs and create more than 100 new jobs. In all, Swiss Post is investing approximately 70 million euros in the construction project.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the presence of KommR Peter Hanke, City Adviser for Finance, Economics, Labor and International Affairs and Wiener Stadtwerke, Gerald Bischoff, District Director for District 23 of Vienna, and the entire Board of Directors of Österreichische Post AG, Managing Director of DI Dr. Georg Poelzel, Deputy Managing Director and Board Member of Mail & Finance, DI Walter Oblin, and Member of the Board of Directors of Parcel & Logistics, DI Peter Umundum.
“The new construction of the Parcel Logistics Center is a clear commitment by Austrian Post to Vienna as a location and enrichment for all Viennese residents. This not only secures jobs, but also creates new ones. The sustainable design of the center also contributes to the city’s climate goals”, says Peter Hanke, City council member responsible for business and finance.
“With the construction of a new parcel logistics center, the site in Vienna-Inzersdorf will become the largest logistics site for Swiss Post. In addition to innovative automation solutions and expanding sorting performance, we are also implementing environmental and sustainability measures. Therefore, this site will not only be larger, but above all Greener. During construction, we save space, build green roofs and install a new photovoltaic system. This project is a model for sustainable logistics,” explains DI Dr. Georg Bolzel, General Manager, Österreichische Post AG.
“I am pleased that this project will create more jobs in the area and that landscape architects and gardeners have been involved in the planning, resulting in a project that is as environmentally and sustainable as possible,” says District Manager Gerald Bischoff.
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