Itella establishes a new unit specialized in developing and improving e-commerce. The new unit is titled eCommerce and its task is to ensure that Itella's service range offered for online shops is clear, fulfilling Itella's growth objectives within this area.
The service package offered by Itella to e-commerce merchants covers the following:
- marketing services
- data systems
- software services for e-commerce
- warehouse services for the storage of goods and processing orders
- parcel and delivery services for delivering ordered goods
The new unit will start operating on July 1, 2013. Aku Happo, MBA, has been appointed as the director of the unit. He has also been appointed as a member of the Itella Management Board and he will report to Itella CEO Heikki Malinen.
"I wish Aku good luck with his new tasks. The importance of e-commerce will grow substantially in the future. Itella's objective is to strengthen its position even further as a provider of logistics services for online shops. One of the tasks of the new eCommerce unit is to speed up growth. We help companies of all sizes to find the possibilities offered by e-commerce," CEO Malinen says.
MBA Aku Happo (39) has been in the service of Itella since 1997 and worked as a controller, product group manager and business director both in Itella Mail Communications and Itella Logistics. Currently, he is the director of Parcel Services in Itella Mail Communications.
Starting from July 1, 2013, Juha Tiittanen will act as the director of Parcel Services in Mail Communications. He will report to Jukka Rosenberg, Director of Itella Mail Communications.
CEO Heikki Malinen and Director Aku Happo,
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Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and product flow. 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 staff is approximately 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.