||7 April: the three leading Austrian freight forwarders Gebrüder Weiss, Lagermax and Schachinger found Austria's first private parcel service under the name 'APS Austria Paket System'.
2 May: the first parcel is shipped through the APS system. During the first year of operations 2,720 parcels a day are transported.
||The company ships 1.5 million parcels in its first year.
||The daily parcel volume goes up to 10,000 parcels.
||Establishment of initial international networks
Launch of a battery disposal logistics service, which enables batteries from the whole of Austria to be disposed of in a sustainable manner
||The rapid rise in parcel volumes makes it necessary to construct new depots or extend existing ones.
September: first DIN/ISO certification
December: development of a central European shipping concept
||For the first time parcel volumes rise to over 500,000 parcels monthly.
||APS begins crossborder shipping as partner to DPD Direct Parcel Distribution. Responsibility for operations lies with the newly-founded DPD Austria, a participation in which Gebrüder Weiss, Lagermax and Schachinger are represented as shareholders, together with Birkart, Dachser and Nathe & Quehenberger.
||October: the SHUTTLE-BOX®, re-usable packing which reduces packaging waste, is launched and creates new environmental impulses on the market.
||Proof of delivery can for the first time be accessed by customers right round the clock.
May: the central sorting facility is opened. With 9,000 parcels an hour it has at the time Austria's biggest sorting capacity.
August: introduction of DELIS, the fully electronic tracking system which makes the parcel history available on the internet, the intranet and other electronic media.
September: launch of DPD wine logistics as a special system for fast and secure transport of bottles of wine
||For the first time in the company's history the one billion schilling turnover mark is broken through.
January: for the purpose of promoting its Europe strategy the company begins operations under the established worldwide brand DPD Direct Parcel Distribution.
March: DPD Austria ships 1 million parcels a year for the first time.
July: the comprehensive partnership between DPD Austria and Post & Telekom Austria in the business parcel segment opens up new service prospects to parcels customers in Austria.
September: the DPD C.O.D. product is rolled out.
December: the Saturday parcel is offered on the market.
||Rising parcel volumes require investment of over 300 million schillings in new depots and extensions to existing depots.
February: more than 72,000 parcels a day are shipped.
May: DPD Austria celebrates 10 years of market leadership.
||The extensions and new depots are completed throughout Austria: the Kalsdorf depot near Graz opens on 25,000m2. The depot in Leoben doubles its sorting capacity to 6,000 parcels a day.
Launch of DPD asparagus logistics
May: opening of Depot 634 (Perg/Upper Austria)
July: opening of Depot 625 (Salzburg)
||In Austria DPD Austria ships more than 25 million parcels and launches the website dpd-business.at.
||1 million parcels a day are shipped via the DPD system.
||DPD is the first Austrian parcel service to offer a 24-hour standard delivery to German business centres.
||DPD ships more than 27 million parcels.
||DPD also offers C.O.D. parcels to Germany.
The main sorting facility in Linz/Hörsching is extended to accommodate rising parcel volumes.
||With effect from 1.9.2005 the three DPD shareholders Lagermax, Schachinger and Gebrüder Weiss acquire the 30% share which the Austrian Post AG had held in the parcel service companies since the middle of 1997.
||DPD Austria transports 31.6 million parcels throughout the country.
DPD now offers C.O.D. parcels to Belgium and Luxembourg too.
October: Georg Karoh becomes sole CEO of DPD Austria.
||In the 2006 business year DPD Austria has a turnover of 132.2 million euros and transports 34.2 million parcels. This is an increase of 8.2 % on 2005.Speichern
April: Rainer Schwarz joins the management team of DPD Austria, sharing responsibility with Georg Karoh, who has been CEO of DPD Austria since 2006.
||DPD Austria ships 35.8 million parcels in Austria in 2007, which represents an increase of 4.4% on the year before, and increases its turnover from 138.7 million euros to 142.9 million euros.
May: DPD Austria celebrates 20 years of successful operations.
||February: DPD Austria launches the DPD Catalogue Logistics.
In times of a difficult economic development DPD Austria achieves an increase in turnover of 1.6 per cent up to 147.1 million euros.
The first CNG vans are introduced to DPD fleet.
|| DPD gains 3.6 per cent at national parcel shipping. Export holds a plus of 12.6 per cent and import grows 6.2 per cent.
||February: relaunch of DPD-business.at. The new website offers improved usability including extensive service- and tracking functions and facilitates parcel navigation for B2B customers.
October: DPD Austria launches its mobile website: mobile.dpd.at.
||January: DPD Austria has been certified in accordance with ISO 14001. Together with Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg Austria belongs to the DPD countries certified according to environmental norm.
||25th Anniversary of DPD Austria
||...and the success story is going on!