ON24, a leading online furniture store in Estonia and Finland (www.on24.ee, www.on24.fi) created its logistics department to deliver ordered goods to customers by courier.
ON24’s logistics department (Infero Logistika Ltd., later changed to SmartPOST Ltd.) started providing logistics services to other distance selling businesses (mostly online stores and mail order catalogs).
In May 2007, SmartPOST (www.smartpost.ee) started to develop hardware and software for automated parcel machine networks.
State-owned Estonian Development Fund together with private investors invested 2 million euros into Cleveron’s share capital for the automated parcel machine network development.
SmartPOST started providing automated parcel locker services (www.smartpost.ee). 36 automated parcel terminals were installed in shopping malls all over Estonia, the usability of which varies according to the number of people living in the proximity of the given machine.
SmartPOST’s parcel machine service was declared the Logistics Deed of the Year at the annual logistics conference.
Cleveron received the first order from Itella Corporation to build an automated parcel terminal network of 15 terminals in Finland.
Cleveron received the first order from CPCR Express to build an automated parcel locker network of 20 terminals in Russia.
After operating for two years, the network along with its brand name was sold to Itella Corporation (former Finnish Post). After the transaction, the company changed its name to Cleveron. By the time the brand was sold:
- More than 5% of the population had used the service
- 25 % of Estonian distance selling parcel market was achieved
- More than 1000 business clients had registered to use the service
Itella SmartPOST launched an automatic parcel locker network of 15 terminals with Cleveron’s technology in Finland. Automated parcel machines are located in shopping centers and other public places with long operating hours in the Greater Helsinki area. 50 parcel terminals were installed by the end of 2011.
Cleveron introduced the concept of PackRobot, a new generation of automated parcel terminals with highest volume of stored parcels per square meter.
Running on Cleveron’s initial business model, Itella SmartPOST achieved 50 % of the parcel delivery market (B2C) in Estonia.
First cross-border automated parcel terminal network between Estonia and Finland using Cleveron’s technology was established.
Cleveron and Itella’s cooperation expanded, increasing the number of terminals in Finland to over 300.
Cleveron launched new CleverBox Automated Parcel Machine with unique drawer slots for small parcels and letters.
The first space-saving parcel terminal called PackRobot was launched in Itella’s automated parcel machine network in Estonia.
Cleveron installed a test-network of six machines in Brazil.
Cleveron opened new assembly plant in Viljandi, Estonia to handle increased demand for products.
New parcel delivery network of ten lockers was installed in Spain.
Norway Post launched pilot network of 30 automated parcel terminals in Norway.
Foxpost launched a pilot network of 51 terminals in Hungary
Cleveron partnered with Bell and Howell to introduce automated parcel terminal delivery to North America.
The largest Cleveron technology based network of 500 lockers is in Finland.
Cleveron launched the next generation parcel delivery solution PackRobot, which dramatically advances the delivery and pick-up capabilities of parcel networks.
Cleveron’s service brand Collect.Net launched the open network of parcel points pilot in Estonia based upon the PackRobot parcel delivery solution.
Speedy launched pilot network of more than 20 automated parcel terminals in Bulgaria.
Cleveron’s PackRobot was announced the winner of “Delivery Innovation of the Year” by Postal Technology.
Smart Mile Solutions and Citydibs installed first PackRobot in Nagold, Germany.
By the end of 2016, Cleveron has installed a total of 720 automated parcel terminals.