Mail and parcel delivery firm PostNord has reached an agreement to acquire shipping firm GP Spedition in a move to strengthen its position in the Danish freight and pallet markets, as well as the Nordic logistics market.
The acquisition is part of the transformation of PostNord, which has undergone a strategic transition over the past few years from being a mail company with some logistics operations, to becoming a logistics company that also handles mail. GP Spedition currently works with the likes of automotive company Ford and children’s retailer TOP-TOY.
Carsten Dalbo, head of logistics and e-commerce, PostNord Denmark, said, “Our purchase of GP Spedition’s operations means that we are now able to integrate a strong team of forwarders into our Danish organization. The know-how they bring will provide us with a stable foundation and speed up the development of our operations in the Danish pallet and freight markets and thereby strengthens our Nordic offering.”
Jørn Jacobsen, director, GP Spedition, said, “With PostNord, the activities that have been built up in GP Spedition will be given a new, strong framework in which to grow. PostNord’s goal is to consolidate its position in the Danish freight market, and we now aim to ensure that goal is achieved. I’m looking forward to getting started, together with the strong team of employees that will be coming on board with me.”
April 5, 2016