DPD Ireland announces 200 new jobs

Business, Employment, Finance | Mon 14 Dec | Author – Business & Finance
parcel Susanne Nilsson

DPD Ireland has announced the investment of €13m at its headquarters in Athlone, which will see 200 additional jobs, will be created over five years.

The expansion will enable the company to triple its daily hub handling capacity from 60,000 to 150,000. Positions include sorting technicians, drivers and administrative staff and will be located at the headquarters in Athlone, as well as throughout the country.

Brendan O’Neill, CEO, DPD Ireland, said: “Our vision for DPD Ireland is as ambitious as ever. The expansion itself involves an investment of over €13m in our headquarters in Athlone. Online shopping is dramatically increasing, with Irish consumers expecting to spend over €13 billion on ecommerce by 2020. Our business plan reflects this change in consumer behaviour. We recently invested €1.9m in our company’s IT scanning system which ensures that we maintain our position at the forefront of innovation in delivery technology.”

DPD Ireland confirmed revenues of €54.2m in 2014 and is on track to report revenues over €63m for 2015.

The company has 38 depots throughout the country and handles in excess of 14 million parcels per year, currently employing almost 1,000 people.

Photo: Susanne Nilsson