CourierPost began its life on 9th October 1989. On that day we started with 170 couriers nationwide but over the last twenty years we've grown to over 700 couriers nationally.
During this time we’ve pioneered some of the New Zealand courier industry’s main technology such as Track & Trace, mobile communications, and automated sortation to name but a few. Take at a look at a snap shot of the last twenty years below to see just some of the milestones we’ve achieved.
And while we may look a little different from the original white vans and orange and grey uniforms we started with all those years ago, our dedication to providing you with NZ’s best courier service still remains the same.
But undoubtedly one of the most important parts of our business has been and is still, our customers. We’re fortunate to still be working with a large number of customers who started with us in 1989, a testament to the partnerships we’ve created.
So to our past and current customers we’d like to say thank you, we value your business and look forward to delivering to your expectation of our service while endeavouring to exceed it.
20 Years At a Glance
||In March planning began to reconstruct existing resources into a courier operation. On October 9th, CourierPost launched with 170 couriers nationwide.
||February saw Speedlink purchased from NZ Rail. In July, we launched Track & Trace technology first to market in NZ which revolutionised our industry.
||In April, the owner-driver concept was implemented. Decal stickers and uniforms introduced. Vans changed from white to red and uniforms from grey and orange to red and black.
||August saw Track & Trace technology enhanced. StreetFax purchased to provide an urgent operation.
||Branch network completed and full regional same-day services established.
||Significant expansion of the South Island fleet, network and day runs, from 21 top 108. Expansion of new runs and network occurred within 8-months.
||First in the market to provide for courier fleet to be able to send their scanning data via the mobile network – sped up ability to access information. CourierPost reached and still maintains number one market share. NZ’s first courier website launched with Track & Trace online.
||Introduction of ability to receive a faxed copy of who signed for an item. CourierPost celebrates 10 years.
||January sees joint venture between NZ Post and DHL
||Introduction of third generation scanners with improved technology.
||Purchase of Roadstar – transports multi packed and heavy weight freight (ie palletised freight) around New Zealand.
||AOC launched which brings another NZ first: automated sortation. Significantly improves the accuracy, security and handling of CourierPost freight.