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Posten Norden acquires transport company EKL

2009-11-02 12:00

Posten Norden has increased its capacity for transport services between Europe and the Nordic countries by acquiring Belgian transport company EKL. International companies can now be offered stronger logistic solutions to and from the Nordic region via Europe.

Posten Norden will become the sole owner of EKL. The company's domestic market includes Belgium and parts of France, and a considerable proportion of its transport assignments are to the rest of Europe.
 
"An increasing number of European companies are seeing the potential of the Nordic region as a single market, with strong purchasing power among companies and consumers. The acquisition of EKL will reinforce Posten Norden's capacity to meet the demand for deliveries as well as for turnkey logistics solutions between Europe and the Nordic region," says Henrik Höjsgaard, Senior Vice President, Head of business area Logistics.
 
The central warehouses of many international companies are located in Belgium and the Netherlands. The purchase of EKL will boost Posten Norden's logistics operations in the Benelux region, thus enabling Posten Norden to offer companies stronger logistics solutions between Europe and the Nordic region.
 
Under the name HIT Belgium, EKL will be part of Posten Norden's logistics operations in Central Europe, which already operate in the Netherlands and Germany. Both companies have cooperated over several years via transport service partnerships.
 
Facts EKL
EKL was established in 2004 and its headquarters and main terminal are based in Eupen, Belgium. EKL's major market share is within in-night transport services, i.e. the transportation of goods during the night, to companies mainly within the automotive and manufacturing industries and to companies manufacturing agricultural spare parts.
 
Facts about Posten Norden's operations in Central Europe
Business area Logistics provides companies with cost-effective and high quality logistics to enable them to reach companies within Central Europe, as well as to and from the entire Nordic region. The business is run via subsidiaries with terminals in Lübeck, Germany and in 's-Heerenberg, the Netherlands.
 
Deliveries depart both day and night to companies within the region and to the Nordic countries, where the goods arrive the next day in Malmö in Sweden, Oslo in Norway, Copenhagen in Denmark and Helsinki in Finland.
 
Companies that use Posten Norden's logistics services to and from the Nordic region include Honda, Adidas, BonPrix, Haléns, Klingel and many more.
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Posten Media Relations +46 (0)8 23 10 10 or press@posten.se
Patrick Löwenthal, Country Manager Central Europe, business area Logistics at Posten Norden +31 (0)314 399000
 
 
Posten Norden has been formed through the merger of Post Danmark A/S and Posten AB. The group offers communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic region and has a turnover of approximately SEK 45 billion, and over 50,000 employees. Operations are run in the business areas Breve Danmark, Meddelande Sverige, Logistik and Informationslogistik. The parent company is a Swedish public limited liability company and the head office is located in Solna, Sweden. Read more about Posten Norden at www.postennorden.se.

Last updated: 2009-11-02 12:00
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