Hrvatska pošta (Croatian Post) has officially opened its new sorting centre in Velika Gorica, located near the Zagreb Airport and a major motorway.
Construction began in 2017, and the project was realised with an investment of over HRK 350 million. Over 1500 employees work in the new complex, including an IT and data centre staff, and business support staff.
The new automated parcel processing equipment can handle 15,000 parcels per hour, weighing from 100g to 30kg each.
“We continue to work as we have outlined the [Post2022 Development Strategy], investing in the Croatian economy, raising the salaries of our employees, raising the productivity of all processes in the company in order to take a position not only on the Croatian market but also to position the Croatian Post in the region." Ivan Čulo, CEO Croatian Post
The investment positions Croatian Post to be a regional leader in e-commerce parcel processing - and that could suit Amazon down to the ground when it enters the Balkans.
The Croatian market has plenty of potential for growth. Listen to the interview with Croatian Post CEO Ivan Čulo (below the video) for more.
Croatian Post CEO Ivan Čulo was my special guest back in 2017. He discussed the state of Croatian Post’s modernisation and digitisation, and he outlines the forces driving change in the Croatian postal and delivery sector. You can listen to the interview below:
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