BT buys delivery box specialist Pelipod

19thOct 2016

British Telecommunications has bought the UK-based parcel box company and Bristol SETsquared member, Pelipod for an undisclosed sum.

Pelipod will join BT’s Wholesale and Ventures division and managing director Karl Wills will join their leadership team to oversee the continued growth of the company.

Pelipod has developed the world’s most advanced, low cost unattended parcel box for business. With Pelipod, businesses can create distributed point delivery networks replacing the need for locker banks or store depots.

BT will be looking to build up a national network of Pelipod delivery boxes which it can use both for parts distribution and also forward stock collection for its field service engineers.

Karl Wills, managing director of Pelipod says: “It is an exciting time for Pelipod, as we look forward to integrating our products into BT’s portfolio. By joining BT, we can expand our capabilities into supporting the customers and markets which BT serves and with access to additional R&D resources on top of my team’s existing capabilities we will look to develop our portfolio even further.”

Pelipod Ltd will continue to sell its solutions outside of BT, both in the UK and abroad.

Karl explains: “As a part of BT’s Wholesale and Ventures division, we will be a revenue generating business as well as an internal resource and we will continue to work with other companies.”

He anticipates that a network of thousands of Pelipod boxes will be installed over the next few years – both in the UK and in other European countries.