BUCHAREST (Romania), November 9 (SeeNews) – Delivery service DPD Romania has leased new warehouse facilities in Arad, Bucharest and Brasov with a total area of 5,500 sq m, real estate firm JLL Romania said on Monday.
The expansion follows a rapid increase of the Romanian e-commerce market, which has the potential to record the highest growth in the EU this year as the pandemic is forcing more and more retailers to migrate online, real estate consultancy and deal advisor JLL Romania said in a press release.
This development also led to growth of the courier business and high activity on the industrial rental space market, JLL added.
In the first nine months of the year, demand for industrial and logistics spaces was almost 380,000 sq m, according to JLL.
At the end of October, DPD said it has invested 500,000 euros ($590,600) in a new warehouse in Bragadiru, near Bucharest, in order to keep pace with increasing online orders.
DPD Romania is part of DPD Group, an international delivery service that delivers 5.3 million parcels worldwide every day. The company is active on the Romanian market since 2008, after taking over Pegasus Courier.
DPD Romania has over 1,800 employees, including franchises, who deliver over 15 million packages per year.