Tuesday. On 24 January, the new PostNord terminal opened at Buråsen in Kristiansand, in a nearly 4,000 m2 premises that previously housed competitor Posten/Bring.
PostNord has not been on the lazy side in recent years. Several heavy investments have been made on the terminal side. PostNord’s total investments in terminals in Norway have been over one billion kroner in recent years.
In recent years, the Danish/Swedish logistics giant has expanded the terminal at Langhus outside Oslo, and new ones have been built in both Sande outside Drammen and in Bergen.
The new terminal in Sørlandsparken, specifically Buråsen, brings together the activities that have previously been distributed between Kristiansand and Arendal.
– PostNord is investing in the Nordic region – and in Norway.
– We will triple our capacity from what we had in 2020, and until 2025. For us to be able to do this, Kristiansand is an important piece – and this is just the beginning. Over time, more will be invested in Kristiansand. The new terminal in Sørlandsparken has a perfect location and provides fertile ground for further growth, explains Robin Olsen, managing director of PostNord Norway in a press release.
Took over the building after Posten/Bring
PostNord has taken over the terminal in Sørlandsparken after Posten/Bring. Which means that the building does not have to be rebuilt from another type of business.
– We have set ambitious climate targets. Now the replacement of much of the car fleet is due, so that we reach the goal of being fossil-free in 2030 and that by 2025 we have already reduced our carbon footprint by 40 per cent, compared to 2020, says Olsen.
The new PostNord terminal is 3,900 square meters, with an outdoor area of 18,000 square meters. District manager in Kristiansand, Espen Larsen is very happy that a new terminal in the south is finally a fact.
– The move into the terminal in Buråsen has been a long-awaited change that the employees have been waiting for for many years. We have had space challenges over several years, and in recent years have operated via three locations. It is now very good to be able to gather all employees, drivers and goods under one roof. The offices also have a completely different standard to what we moved from. This has also given us new colleagues in the form of employees from the customer centre, says Larsen.