The sale is part of the previously announced portfolio rationalisation of PostNL’s activities throughout Europe which started early 2010. This transaction successfully finalises the focus on value realisation through partnerships or sale which have led to several transaction over the past one and a half years. PostNL will concentrate on the addressed mail activities in the large countries where it has obtained strong market positions: Germany, the UK and Italy.
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.