DPDGroup and ORTEC Win World Mail Award for Technological Innovation

Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES

ATLANTA, July 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The joint project of DPDgroup and ORTEC, 1-Hour Predict in the Cloud, has earned the Technology Award at the prestigious annual World Mail Awards, an event that is designed to recognize mail and express excellence. The Technology Award is presented to the organizations that can make business evolve through the application of technology, addressing industry challenges and improving customer experience.

The project launched by DPDgroup and ORTEC relies on the power of predictability, interconnecting mobility, cloud-enabled scalability, and route optimization to achieve better service levels, lower operational costs and a reduced carbon footprint. 1-Hour Predict in the Cloud is a unique delivery service allowing the consignee to be notified in advance about the expected time of arrival of the DPD courier, and to reschedule the appointment if the initial one is not convenient.

The implementation of 1-Hour Predict in the Cloud is in line with DPDgroup's business vision focused on building closer connections with customers. "I count on the 1-Hour Predict in the Cloud solution to become the solid foundation for the dynamic optimization of our parcel delivery activity, as well as for providing flexible and reliable services to our customers", stated Mr. Damian Jarosz, Projects Director at CSEE Project Office, DPDgroup.

"We are excited to be part of this project. It's a great experience that allows us to witness firsthand how our customer's organization can be changed in a most positive way with the help of technology and optimization solutions," added Herman Wierenga, ORTEC Managing Director.

About ORTEC www.ortec.com/us

ORTEC is a leading provider of advanced planning and optimization solutions and services. ORTEC optimization software results in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions. The recipient of the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for Operations Research Excellence, ORTEC has recently won awards from CIO Review, Computerworld, Supply Chain Brain, Consumer Goods Technology and GBC Health. ORTEC has over 1,750 customers worldwide, 700 employees and offices in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific Region.

About DPDgroup www.dpd.com

DPDgroup is the international network bringing together DPD, Chronopost, SEUR and Interlink Express. We offer smart, efficient and convenient services in our local markets and around the world. Our products and services bring together our local and international expertise – all designed with our customers, and their customers in mind. As delivery experts, we value agility and so do our customers. We never stop evolving to create brilliantly simple solutions.