The “mail alliance” offers a solution for regional customers with nationwide volumes. The partners of the “mail alliance” will create a unique platform to exchange their interregional mail volumes. In this way, customers will get a better solution for their mail deliveries in Germany via alternative networks.
At the start, parties will interlink in a nationwide exchange system of more than 50 distribution companies via 4 hubs, an IT framework and a same-day transportation network, in collaboration with TNT Express. This will result in uniform service levels, high quality standards and a wider range of services for customers.
Parties will leverage on existing assets and therefore the alliance will not require additional investments in logistic infrastructures.
Next to the founding parties other publishers and mail companies are invited to join the alliance in the course of this year.
Harry Koorstra, Group Managing Director Mail, and Member of the Board of Management of TNT, said: “I welcome this initiative, which fits perfectly in our recently announced strategy ‘Vision 2015’. It is a clear step forward in achieving value realisation for our Mail business by working together with partners to strengthen our position, especially in Germany where we still are dealing with difficult market circumstances, such as minimum wage and VAT.”
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and continues to optimise the performance of its networks. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs some 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2010, TNT was again designated the “Supersector Leader” for “Industrial Goods and Services” (including the “Industrial Transportation” sector) in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com.
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