The dramatic growth in e-commerce and the consequent rise in the volume of parcels have
created a large demand for new solutions for sending and receiving, not to mention for returning
parcels. One such solution is delivered by Danish software company SwipBox, which has just been
chosen to supply Finnish retail distributor Lehtipiste Oy with 750 parcel locker units in 300
locations for installation throughout Finland.
Annual growth rates of 15-20% in the number of parcel shipments in most European countries has
created a need for new methods of delivering and sending packages. In Finland, work is underway on
constructing a nationwide network of over 750 parcel lockers – primarily in major cities.
”We are experiencing high demand from many of the major markets, with consumers increasingly
seeking solutions that allow them to simply and conveniently send, receive and return parcels when
it suits them in the course of their daily lives. We are therefore delighted by the opportunity to
collaborate with Lehtipiste Oy, a company with many years of experience in delivering to Finland’s
largest retailers. The solution is an open network, meaning that it is possible to open it up for use
by more than one logistics providers,” says Allan Kaczmarek, CEO and founder of SwipBox.
The best solution in the market
According to Lehtipiste Oy, it was the combination of the best product in the market and SwipBox’s experience that made the difference: ”Strategically, we have chosen to supplement our network with a parcel delivery solution that meets the demands of both retailers and consumers. The choice fell on SwipBox, a company with a proven ability to operate with a range of stakeholders in more than 40 countries. We believe that the SwipBox Solution is the best in the market and this, together with SwipBox’s dedicated attitude, made the difference. We are looking forward to beginning the first phase of implementation this autumn,” says Timo Värri, Production & Logistics Director at Lehtipiste Oy.
The new parcel lockers will be installed as early as the coming autumn
The 750 parcel lockers will be manufactured by the Danish company Elogic Systems, with the first ones ready for installation in Finland in this autumn. Finnish consumers can therefore begin to look forward to completely new opportunities for sending, receiving and returning parcels.
A Danish software company specialized in developing innovative software solutions for logistics providers. SwipBox operates a network of intelligent parcel lockers in more than 40 countries. The main investors behind SwipBox are Clausen Group and the Danish Growth Fund. Having implemented a change of strategic focus, the company will now be focusing on building ’deeper’ infrastructure in markets where it is active. In addition to Finnish Lehtipiste Oy, current customers include DHL, Salling Group and Bring. http://www.swipbox.com
Lehtipiste Oy is a fast, cost-effective and nationwide distribution and marketing company. Their product assortment includes newspapers, magazines, books, collectables and many other products. Lehtipiste Oy cooperates with approximately 440 local and international publishers and other suppliers. They supply retailers with a tailor-made product range corresponding the consumers’ demands. Their efficient bundle collection and fast distribution covers nearly 5000 retailers around Finland up to 7 days a week. Lehtipiste’s unique nationwide logistics, advanced information systems and close cooperation with retail chains allow for a fresh, contemporary and diverse selection of products for consumers across the country. www.lehtipiste.fi