Quadient to roll out 3,000 parcel lockers in Japan
Daniel Malouf, chief solution officer, Parcel Locker Solutions at Quadient said: “The experience we have built in the past years, collaborating with key players in the retail and carrier markets, more particularly in France and Japan, has enabled us to conceive and bring this innovation to market, and meet the high expectations of our customers in terms of cost, reliability, and serviceability.
“Parcel Pending Lite by Quadient is the solution that disrupts the parcel delivery and collection landscape as we know it today, bringing the automated parcel pickup experience to retail stores of all sizes, even your favorite small store across the street.”
Quadient also announced the adoption of the “Parcel Pending by Quadient” brand across its entire parcel locker portfolio in North-America and Europe, leveraging the acquisition in 2019 of Parcel Pending, the leading package solution provider for residential, commercial, retail, and universities across the United States and Canada. Unifying the parcel locker portfolio under a brand with established market recognition enables the company to continue delivering innovative last-mile solutions in an efficient and consistent manner around the globe.
“As we launch Parcel Pending Lite, we continue to demonstrate the successful outcome of the synergies initiated with our Back to Growth strategy,” said Geoffrey Godet, chief executive officer of Quadient. “The main objectives were severalfold: to operate truly as one company, with a common marketing vision, a centralized development and management of the product portfolio, greater consistency in the offering from one region to another, as well as stronger synergies both in R&D and in the supply chain. Thanks to these efforts, Quadient is able to bring to its customers the only true modular intelligent parcel locker solution in the market today.”
Parcel Pending Lite’s phased launch is scheduled to start in the coming weeks in France, UK, USA, and Japan, where the solution will carry the brand, PUDO Lite. The product comes in different versions to fit market specifications in each country and meet the unique needs of retailers and carriers.
The Lite technology is a market innovation that has already captured the interest of Yamato, Japan’s leader in logistics, which has made a commitment to acquire 3,000 units for its pick-up and drop-off sites that include convenience stores, train stations, supermarkets, and drugstores. Roll-out is expected to start as soon as this summer and continue through 2023.