Over a fifteen-year period, Spring Global Delivery Solutions has become a strong independent provider of cross-border logistics solutions. As full PostNL subsidiary and Royal Mail sales agent, Spring offers direct access to both Dutch and British distribution networks. With thirteen offices and partners in 190 countries we can offer global shipping solutions for mail, parcels, returns and e-commerce.
Gateway to Europe
The e-commerce market is growing, with an expected annual average of 20 percent until 2020, and becoming more global. Customers are incereasingly purchasing products from Asian webshops and the number of international returns is continuously growing. Spring offers international customers a ‘gateway to Europe’, with one hub in Europe for all parcels’ crossborder distribution.
The demand for milk powder in China is growing explosively, which is why we built a portfolio consisting of several distribution solutions to China. This means we can now process some 2 million shipments annually, and we have become one of the three largest European players in parcel shipments to China.
As Nexive, we are Italy’s second player on the local mail market. Our Formula Certa network reaches some 80 percent of Italian households. We would like to increase our market share in Italy by expanding our portfolio. And by launching innovative services, including E-box, which offers total Track & Trace on mail items. Nexive also expanded its own parcels network in 2016, thanks to the introduction of Sistema Slim, a solution for letter box packages.
We deliver across Germany, and provide end-to-end delivery service in the Rhein-Ruhr region and Berlin. Elsewhere we use partners via the Mail Alliance network for the last mile distribution. We position ourselves as a cost-efficient and reliable partner, and want to grow our market position. To achieve this, in 2016, we made several acquisitions to realize our strategy.