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    Revolutionary InPost parcel lockers start the expansion in Romania

    Press release                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bucharest, October 9, 2013


    Revolutionary InPost parcel lockers start the expansion in Romania

  Group – provider of the international network of InPost parcel lockers – started implementation of 200 automated parcel machines in Romania, which should be installed by the end of 2013. They will be completed and open for customers at the beginning of 2014. It is the first stage of the expansion, which includes creating the network of 500 machines in total by the end of 2014. The company plans to cover major cities in the Romanian area. Group is currently in final negotiations with the potential strategic partners offering postal and courier services in that region.


    Romanian expansion is the part of a €300 million, Europe-wide investment program carried by the Group. E-commerce market – the key business area for the company – is estimated at €600 million in 2012 in Romania. The growing power of this branch is confirmed by market’s forecasts. According to Romanian E-Commerce Market for 2012 study, the local e-commerce market is set to grow by 25% (to €750 million) by the end of 20131 .


    Almost 1 milion Romanian internet users are shopping online. There are over 3,500 e-shops active in the market.


    „Romania is a growing market with a high potential for innovative services and thus for us it is an interesting expansion target” said Rafał Brzoska, Group’s CEO.


    The similar activities are running in the other countries. Group is carrying out the largest overseas expansion of parcel machines in the history of the company. Currently, there are about 2,400 parcel machines available in various business models worldwide, and only in 2013 another 2,000 terminals will be deployed. The machines are available in 14 countries around the world – conquering apart from Poland such markets as: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, and Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia, Russia, Cyprus, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in just two years.


    The project of implementation of those innovative terminals is carried out together with PineBridge Investments, the global private equity firm. It assumes installation of about 16 thousand devices by 2016. It is the part of a €300 million, Europe-wide investment program, which is going to be continued during the next three years.


    The ambitious plans also include the launch of new automated parcel machines. Group has currently acquired approximately 6,000 locations for new devices in 15 European countries. The company is actively preparing itself to enter the world's biggest markets - China and the United States.


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    (1) Source: Romanian E-Commerce Market 2012 (