The GLS subsidiaries in Hungary and Poland are celebrating their 20th anniversaries in 2018. The partnership with Swiss Post also started in 1998. Initially, the three companies were partners in the European General Parcel cooperation. Following the establishment of GLS B.V. in 1999, they became key pillars of the GLS European network.
A trio of 20 year anniversaries: in Poland, Hungary and Switzerland
Szybka Paczka Spólka – which translates as “speedy parcel company” – started operating in May 1998. Szybka Paczka changed its name to General Logistics Systems Poland back in 2004 – in the same year that Poland joined the EU.
Once GLS gained a foothold in Poland, it started investing in the Polish network, IT, conveyor belt technology and process quality. Today, GLS Poland is one of the country’s leading parcel companies.
Thanks to its high quality, the comprehensive portfolio of services and strong customer focus, GLS Poland has won numerous logistics awards.
Two decades of unwavering quality: General Parcel Hungary was established on 1 April 1998. Cutting-edge technology was involved from the start. The company was the first parcel service provider in Hungary to use barcode scanning and offer online parcel tracking. It has been trading as GLS Hungary since 2002.
One of the company’s areas of focus is delivery on behalf of online shops, with attractive additional services such as the option of paying by bank card on delivery.
20 years of Swiss precision: with its newly established subsidiary Swiss Post International Logistics AG, Swiss Post joined the General Parcel cooperation in February 1998. Today, the company is incorporated into Post CH AG, a Group company of Swiss Post.
As the leading parcel shipping and customs clearance service provider for the Swiss export industry, Swiss Post GLS offers GLS products and services in the country – with export consignments fed into the GLS network on behalf of major companies and SMEs alike. And Swiss Post GLS delivers GLS import parcels quickly and reliably across the entire country.
An expert team of customs specialists, with the help of specially programmed software, ensures that international goods consignments are delivered without delay.
- In 1999, GLS acquired an 85 per cent stake in the company and became sole shareholder in 2003.
- 40 depots, one hub
- More than 700 GLS ParcelShops and ParcelLockers
- Swiss Post signed a network partner agreement with GLS in 2003.
- Trading as Swiss Post GLS since 2004