Company History DPD began life as Courier Express in 1970 and became Parceline in 1984. In 1985 Parceline was bought by an Australian company Mayne Nickless, before later being bought by La Poste and becoming part of the GeoPost group of companies. Known collectively as GeoPost UK, DPD UK, Interlink Express and Interlink Ireland are part of the GeoPost group, which is owned by the French group La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe. GeoPost UK employs more than 4,000 people and has more than 5,000 customers and in excess of 2,000 vehicles.
•DPD is based across 42 strategically located depots, spanning the length and breadth of the UK from Aberdeen to Cornwall and Kent.
•The DPD Hub is located between junctions 1 and 2 of the M5 in the West Midlands on a 27 acre site. The Hub can load and unload up to 200 trailers at a time and has the capacity to sort 45,000 parcels per hour using the latest tilt-tray technology.
•DPD made a recent investment of £12 million in a dedicated international area which will sort 50,000 plus parcels destined for 20 International destinations.
•In 2011 two purpose-built depots were added to our network in Southall and Enfield.
•DPD maintains a clear focus on offering its customers reliable, high quality service both in the UK and internationally.
•DPD operates at a service level of approximately 99% success for on-time deliveries.
Our “Predict” service, launched in 2010, is industry leading, allowing us to give customers a one-hour deliver window. Our Core Values Respect, Accountability, Passion, Flexibility, Hard Working, Honesty As well as maintaining our focus on customer service, we also pride ourselves on ensuring that our own people are happy, motivated and empowered. We do this through effective two-way communication processes, and by offering exceptional opportunities for development.
Our core values form the basis of our unique DNA. The DPD DNA is demonstrated at all levels of the company. Our values are always visible at all levels of our business. View our DPD CEO, Dwain McDonald; explain the background behind our DNA: media.geopostuk.com/our-dna/our-dna.html Environment DPD is a leading provider of parcel delivery services with a nationwide network of depots.
As a responsible company, we are committed to ensuring that environmental management is a key priority. We will establish environmental policies and practices – taking environmental considerations into account and integrating these policies into the management of the business. DPD will:
•Prevent or minimise pollution and reduce the impact of our vehicle fleet on the environment
•Consider our impact on the environment when starting new activities and projects
•Reduce the environmental impact of our current operations •Develop targets to enable the continual improvement of the company’s environmental performance
•Inform everyone working for the company or our behalf of the requirements of this Policy
•Comply with applicable environmental, legal and other requirements
•Ensure that preventative or corrective action is taken in the event of non-compliance
•Review the Policy annually or whenever circumstances dictate
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