Last year, Royal Mail delivered a staggering 120 million parcels in December. It’s a complicated process that requires a network of analysts, technology developers and vehicle technicians.

To keep up with growing demand, this year more than 19,000 extra staff will be on hand to make sure your delivery is in the bag. At Hermes UK, it’s a similar story. To prepare for Christmas 2016 around £18M will be invested in new technology.

“Throughout peak 2015 we processed a total of 30.3 million parcels, with an amazing 1.4 million parcels processed in just 24 hours.” — Martijn De Lange, Chief Operating Officer at Hermes


When you’re opening your gifts this Christmas, remember the technicians that made it happen.

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