PostNord's new terminal opened in Vantaa
PostNord's new terminal has been commissioned in Hakkila, Vantaa. The terminal, which complements PostNord's logistic network, speeds up the processing of parcels and enables the completion of Postnord’s own competitive collection point network. It also plays an important role in PostNord's goal to be fossil-free by 2030.
The terminal operations in the capital region will gradually be transferred to the new premises during September. In October, all terminal operations in the Capital Region will take place in the new terminal. At the same time, the facilities at Osumakuja in Vantaa will be freed up for use by PostNord's warehousing business.
- The new terminal in the capital region brings more speed and automation to PostNord's deliveries. It enables an even better and more consistent customer experience for both sending and receiving customers, says Chief Operating Officer Leif Göransson at PostNord Oy.
With the terminal, PostNord will also be able to take full control of the pick-up point distributions in the capital region, which is a significant step in building its own pick-up point network. Also, the Lähiboksi outdoor lockers, which have been in use since spring in Tampere and Turku, will be rolled out to the home streets also in the capital region.
Ten thousand parcels per hour
The new terminal is 15,000 m2 in size and stands on a 4.4-hectare plot. The heart of the new terminal is a state-of-the-art sorting machine that enables the sorting of almost 10,000 parcels per hour. The new terminal, which relies heavily on automation, works on a flow-through principle and is designed with online shopping in mind, which has taken a huge growth spurt in recent years.
- Increasing automation and further refining processes is necessary so that we can guarantee smooth and accurate service to our customers and their customers, says Göransson.
The new terminal in the capital region completes PostNord's triangle of main terminals, which also includes the Tampere terminal completed in summer 2021 and the Turku terminal renovated in 2019. In addition to its own main terminals, PostNord's logistics network includes 19 regional terminals from Maarianhamina to Rovaniemi.
The new facilities for PostNord were built by the largest Finnish and prominent Northern European urban developer and construction company YIT. The premises will be awarded the Green Building Council Finland's LEED certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with a Silver classification. The completion of the main terminal complex of the capital region, Tampere and Turku will significantly reduce linehaul traffic and thus also the emissions caused by transportation.