Poste Italiane’s new logistics hub in Bologna
The e-commerce sorting centre opened in the interport can handle 250,000 parcels per day
Poste Italiane defined it as "the largest e-commerce hub ever in Italy", referring to the group's logistics hub opened on July the 16th in the interport of Bologna before President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and Deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio.
Amounting to some 50 million euro and created in 17 months, the structure extends over a surface of 75,000 sm and it can sort 250,000 parcels per day, with 600 employees supported by robots. Moreover, its warehouse is connected to 90 branches and 1,700 delivery centres, from which depart over 31,000 operators per day.
President Mattarella symbolically sent the first parcel from the Bologna hub.
"The new hub – Poste Italiane Managing Director Matteo Del Fante observed – is a strategic infrastructure allowing to continue the great transformation of our mail and parcels core business, and to exploit the growth potential of e-commerce. Working in synergy with the most widespread Italian distribution network and seizing the opportunities provided by the convergence between digital payments and mobile telecommunications, the Bologna hub will allow to achieve the development and innovation provided for in the 2022 Deliver business plan, ensuring a significant contribution to the spread of e-commerce and digitalization in Italy”.
“This was an historic day for the Interport of Bologna because it was the first time that a President of the Republic visited an interport”, the company declared in a note, adding: “we are proud to host SDA/Poste Italiane as well as 120 Italian and international leading companies in the logistics and transport/freight forwarding sector”.