Local courier firm FAN Courier, inaugurated officially heir first regional hub in Brasov following a 5 million EUR investment.
According to the shareholders of the company, the main role of this hub is to handle almost a quarter of the national parcels. It is a replica of the hub in Bucharest , has 34 000 sqm and will employ approximately 300 people.
“The FAN Courier HUB in Brasov is our most important investment for in the past years (…). Brasov, known as an important transportation hub between the three historical regions of Romania, developed constantly in the past years and it became a business center that generates more activity for us, the couriers”, says Felix Patrascanu, shareholder of FAN Courier.
The investment represents one third of the total investments FAN Courier made in 2015, and according to Adrian Mihai, one of the shareholders, their strategy was “always based on a healthy growth for which we made an early calculation. First, we bought the land, and only after we were convinced we could take on the investment in terms of quality and considering our clients' needs, we started the construction works.”
FAN Courier estimates a growing trend of the courier service market on medium term, especially as a result of the expansion of e-commerce. For 2016, the company budgeted a 15% growth in revenue to 102 million EUR. In 2015, the investments were over 12 million EUR, with almost 50% more than initially planned.
by Mihaela Constantin