GO! increases prices for 2017 by an average of 2.8 %
Bonn, 14 December 2016. In the coming year, express courier services provider GO! will be adjusting its prices by an average of 2.8 %. Increasing production costs across the industry as well as an increased level of investment within the GO! network are the reason for this measure.
Increasing shipment volume requires expansion of distribution centres
Comprehensive investments in infrastructure and the increase in external requirements on the courier and delivery industry are forcing GO! Express & Logistics to make a slight adjustment to its prices in some areas. At an average of 2.8 %, these are small but unavoidable to enable the same high level of service and transport quality for customers of the global express network. ‘For the third year in a row, we are seeing significant growth in the number of shipments, which has led us to preemptively expand our capacities. In addition to significant expansion of our sorting capacities, the HR department in particular requires increased investment,’ says Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics. ‘Some of these costs, which also include the strain on the industry as a whole, unfortunately have to be passed on to the customer, so that we can continue to offer innovative and tailored logistics solutions,’ Nolte continues.
GO! will be investing a figure in the tens of millions in the expansion and renovation of its stations, the central hub in Niederaula (Hesse) and the regional hubs in Cologne, Heilbronn and Hanover; in Gera, a new regional hub will enter operations. At the same time, the express courier services provider is strengthening its service portfolio with the addition of global time-critical shipments.
About GO! Express & Logistics
GO! Express & Logistics is Europe’s largest independent provider of express and courier services. The global partner network was established in 1984 and currently comprises over 100 GO! stations in Europe. Around 1,400 employees and 1,700 drivers and couriers work every day to enable the transport of more than 9.2 shipments per year (2021).
Under the motto “beyond limits”, GO! offers a comprehensive portfolio of logistics solutions ranging from regional courier transportation and global express shipping of goods, documents and extremely time-critical consignments to sensitive shipments or complex customer requirements. Its services also include tailored supply chain solutions and extensive value-added services 365 days a year and around the clock.
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