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Getting the address right speeds up mail delivery

Pressemeldung from 26.01.2005

30 staff members alone deployed just for correcting addresses

Every day, thousands of mail items are rejected by the automatic sorting equipment and have to be post-processed manually, where the completing of incorrect addresses involves a lot of effort. Frequently, this results in a loss of quality in delivery processes. However, to keep delays in delivery as short as possible, Österreichische Post AG has about 30 employees alone working on completing and correcting addresses.
Getting the address right
What is particularly important is correct zip codes and house or street numbers.
On domestic items, the address consists of the salutation (optional), name/company name, street name, house number, zip code, and place name. On international mail, indicate the place name and country in block letters – omit the country abbreviation in front of the zip code.
The automated sorting equipment can best deal with addresses that look as follows:

Michael Sommer     
Grünwaldweg 2      
2283 Obersiebenbrunn    

Michael Sommer
Grünwaldweg 2

more information (in German)

For more information please contact:

Österreichische Post AG
Corporate Communications
Public relations
Michael Homola
Phone: +43 (1) 515 51 – 32010

Vienna, 26 January 2005