InPost deploys the first renewable energy solution for Automated Parcel Machines in Poland
- 13,000th automated parcel machine (APM) installed in Sopot, Poland.
- An industry first in Poland, the APM is InPost’s first solar-powered machine utilizing photovoltaic panels.
- This follows the Company’s recent announcement of its “Green City” program (link).
- Underscores InPost’s ambition to provide the most sustainable form of e- commerce delivery.
InPost today announces that is has deployed its 13,000th automated parcel machine (APM) in Poland. The milestone was reached in the city of Sopot, where the Company also delivered its first renewable energy solution for APMs, utilizing photovoltaic panels.
This follows InPost’s recent announcements related to its “Green City” program aimed at the largest cities in Poland, focusing on delivering a wide range of innovative and environmental initiatives in partnership with city authorities. Since the program was announced, the Company has signed agreements with the cities of Łódź, Kraków, Kielce, Zielona Góra, Częstochowa and Wałbrzych.
Rafał Brzoska, Founder and CEO of InPost, said “At InPost, we are continually re-defining the last mile delivery experience for consumers, providing unrivalled convenience, speed and quality of service. We are pleased to reach another milestone, our 13,000th APM in Poland, as we continue to extend our leading market position in our home market.
Moreover, our APMs play a crucial role is reducing harmful emissions and protecting our planet. Last year, we generated more than 100,000 tons of CO2 savings for the environment, while simultaneously reducing traffic and noise pollution. Today, we are taking the next step as we lead the way in becoming the most sustainable form of e-commerce delivery. With our first renewable energy solution for APMs – an industry first in Poland - we will be able to significantly reduce our energy consumption, simplify our network deployment, while further enhancing our value proposition to all our stakeholders.”
About InPost InPost is the leading e-commerce enablement platform. Founded in 1999 by Rafał Brzoska in Poland, InPost provides delivery services through its network of more than 14,500 Automated Parcel Machines (“APMs”), including over 1,400 in the UK, as well as to-door couriers and fulfilment services to e-commerce merchants. In the twelve months to 31 March 2021, InPost handled 293 million parcel deliveries through its APMs, working with over 28,000 merchants. Strategically positioned in the fast-growing e- commerce ecosystems, InPost benefits from supportive market trends which drives further APM adoption. APMs provide consumers with a lower cost, flexible, convenient, environmentally friendly and contactless delivery option. Through its APM delivery services, InPost is creating a greener solution for e-commerce, as locker delivery results in a reduction of CO2 emissions by two-third compared to to-door deliveries in urban areas and 90% in rural areas as well as significant reduction in congestion. In addition, APMs provide a more convenient solution to parcel delivery for consumers, allowing for 24/7 access without the need for consumers to remain at home. Highly efficient IT infrastructure and rapid adoption of new technology underpin InPost’s operations and growth. InPost’s mobile application ‘InPost Mobile’ is one of the most successful apps in Poland with almost 7 million active users as of Julyl 2021. In January 2021 InPost has successfully entered the EURONEXT Amsterdam.
In 2021, InPost successfully completed acquisition of Mondial Relay, the leading French e-commerce out-of-home parcel delivery platform. The acquisition allowed InPost to become Europe’s leading out-of-home automation solution for e-commerce. InPost and Mondial Relay together have delivered more than 440 million parcels in 2020, supported by a network of approximately 28,000 locations across APM and PUDO points, including 15,800 PUDO points across France, Benelux and Iberia and a network comprising 24 depots and 4 hubs.