DPD are one of Europe's leading parcel groups and are wholly owned by France's La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe, providing innovative, high quality and time-sensitive solutions.
The DPD team exceeds 15,000 people, operating over 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivering over 260m parcels a year.
DPD began life in the UK in 1970 as Courier Express, changing its name to Parceline in 1984 when it was acquired by Mayne Nickless of Australia. La Poste bought the company in 2000. In 2008, Parceline became known as DPD.
La Poste has invested substantially in DPD's infrastructure. DPD's additional new £100m Superhub in Hinckley is operational, and the 33-acre site, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, can sort up to 72,000 parcels per hour. To find out more about our new Superhub, watch our film.
DPD has a reputation for being the most innovative carrier in the express parcels sector. Thanks to Predict, customers receive a one hour delivery window via SMS or email, so they don't need to wait in all day. What's more, Follow My Parcel allows customers to watch the progress of their parcel on a real-time map, and it also supplies a final 15-minute time slot.
DPD also has a sister company in the UK, DPD Local, which is a franchised network that focuses on express parcel services for SMEs.