Entwicklung von Speditionen und KEP-Dienstleistern in Österreich

Madleen Mencler

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


The development of the Austrian Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) market, as well as the Austrian parceled goods market has been affected by the various economical, technical and legal developments during the last 25 years. Globalization and consolidation process within the European CEP and parceled goods market have affected the Austrian market. In the past, the major part of the European CEP and parceled goods market was covered by small and medium sized companies. Nowadays, both markets are dominated by major enterprises. For example, in the last 5 to 10 years, five global players (La Poste/DPD, The Post Office/GLS, Deutsche Post/ DHL, TNT Post Group, UPS) have emerged on the European CEP market. These five own an overall market share of approximately 54 percent. Transportation cooperatives and alliances will become more important in the future, especially for small and medium - sized companies. The Austrian CEP market, which has developed since the late eighties, presents itself as a dynamic market. In the nineties, double digit rates of economic growth characterized this market. In the last few years the growth has slowed down. During 2004 the growth rate amounted to a total of 3.2 percent in contrast to the previous year. Although there aren't any accurate numbers for the Austrian parceled goods market, the amount of parceled seems to be growing. In summary, there exists on both markets a highly destructive competition combined with a massive price decline. Value - added - service and the further development of the various information technology methods (e.g. RFID) will be crucial for companies of the CEP and the parceled goods market's future success. (author's abstract)
Original languageGerman (Austria)
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameSchriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Logistik

WU Working Paper Series

  • Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Logistik

Cite this