Actions of the authorities concerning the warehouse accident at Itella's logistics center in St. Petersburg are proceeding
Actions of the authorities concerning the warehouse accident that took place at Itella' logistics center in Shushary, St. Petersburg, in July 2012 have taken a step forward.
Itella's management in Russia have been charged with an environmental offense under the designation of "insufficient protection of the storage of hazardous substances as provided for by the legislation".
Itella immediately took action to prevent any health, safety and environmental risks in July 2012. Efforts to restrict the damage and cleaning work were started without delay according to the instructions of the authorities, customers and insurance companies. The repair work was completed in April 2013, and operations have been restarted at the logistics center.
Press release on July 26, 2012:
Shelf system collapses in Itella's St. Petersburg warehouse – causes damage
Markku Rajamäki, Director, Security and Risk Management
Pekka Leskinen, General Counsel, tel. +358 20 452 3366 (Itella MediaDesk)
Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and product flows. Itella operates in the fields of mail communications, logistics, and financial management in Europe and Russia. Net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 1,947 million. The number of employees is about 27,500. Corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Posti brand is used for services targeted at consumers in Finland. Further information is available online at www.itella.fi.