Mr Mark Rutte visits TNT Post UK's depot in Ashton

The Dutch Prime Minister, Mr Mark Rutte visited TNT Post UK's depot in Ashton as part of a Dutch trade delegation.

The visit was part of a Dutch trade delegation visiting the UK with the aim to strengthen the Anglo Dutch trade relations. Mr Rutte arrived in Ashton following separate business discussions with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and business leaders at Downing Street. During the tour of the Ashton Depot, Harry Koorstra, CEO of Post NL, showed Mr Rutte how mail is sorted using the latest postal machinery and how the company is investing significant sums in its operations. They also discussed how TNT Post plans to create new jobs across the UK as the company grows. TNT Post is the second largest postal company in the UK and handles over 200 million items a month. The visiting delegation focused heavily on innovation, transport and logistics.