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News vom 18.09.2015



Austrian Post has opened an Extraterritorial Office of Exchange (ETOE) in co-operation with the UK mail distribution specialist Direct Entry Solutions (D.E.S.), located  close to London Heathrow Airport. The ETOE offers UK wholesale customers access to Austrian Post's high quality value-added products and extensive global distribution network directly from the UK.

Speaking on Thursday, at the official launch of D.E.S.'s new mail processing facility at 363 Stockley Close, West Drayton Heathrow, Walter Hitziger, Member of the Management Board of Austrian Post and Head of the Mail & Branch Network Division, said:

“The UK is an important market for Austrian Post. Thanks to this newly created routing option the shipment times of mail items are considerably reduced for our new UK customers. We are delighted to have found a high-performance, reliable partner in D.E.S., enabling us to offer our high quality postal services to UK business customers.”

Phil Coleman, Chief Executive of D.E.S., said:

"The Austrian Post has an excellent reputation for its high-quality and its wide experience in international postal services. We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Austrian Post. The synergy that exists between our two organisations will bring significant benefits to the UK wholesale market.”

The ETOE is the second office of exchange operated by Austrian Post. In November 2014 an ETOE of the subsidiary Austrian Post International went into operation in Bonn, Germany. At this office, Austrian Post also enables customers to have their international letter mail processed and directly dispatched abroad.

With annual revenue of 2.4 billion euros and over 23.000 employees Austrian Post is the leading logistics and postal services provider in Austria and represented by subsidiaries in twelve European markets. Its main business activities include the transport and delivery of letters, direct mail items, print media and parcels. The branch network of Austrian Post ranks among the largest private customer networks in the country.

D.E.S. is an international mail specialist, providing an innovative and efficient mail distribution solution to wholesalers. D.E.S. has a well established and distinct reputation for its high volume mail management and handling of complex direct entry mail, expertly customising international mailings to the local markets they are being sent. D.E.S. takes a dynamic approach to mail and parcels, leading in the development of simple to use and effective mail software solutions that add value to businesses operating locally and internationally.


Austrian Post
Ms. IngeborgGratzer
Head of Press Relations & Internal Communications
Tel.: +43 57767 24730

Marcus Stanton
Tel.: +44 20 8617 0210
M.: +44 7900 891287

Picture L-R: Walter Hitziger, Member of the Management Board of Austrian Post and Head of the Mail & Branch Network Division, and Phil Coleman, Chief Executive of D.E.S.