Parcelforce, also known as Parcelforce Worldwide, is a postage and mail delivery service headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK. Established in 1990, Parcelforce delivers across the UK and internationally for both private and commercial clients. The company owns and operates one of the UK’s largest buildings as it’s national sorting hub, regularly processing nearly 60,000 packages every hour and taking delivery of a drop-off vehicle every forty-five seconds.
Parcelforce was originally a subsidiary of Royal Mail and was the division in charge of parcel delivery. In 1992, Parcelforce was privatised by the then Conservative government and since then has operated as an independent company. It had responsibility for universal package delivery in the UK until 2002, but now concentrates on same day and next day express deliveries.
The company has a good record for sustainability and green initiatives. Parcelforce was the first UK courier service to offer carbon-offsetting to customers and has ambitions to have a fully electric vehicle fleet by 2030.
Parcelforce has a broad infrastructure including over 4,500 employees and fifty-four regional depots across the UK, with twelve newly commissioned in the last decade. They had a huge catalogue of business customers including many well-known eCommerce and high street brands like Schuh and Hamleys of London.
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