PostNL buys PS Nachtdistributie

Dutch postal operator PostNL has bought Low Countries overnight distribution specialist PS Nachtdistributie. As part of the acquisition plans the Vianen PS Nachtdistributie sorting centre will be incorporated into the PostNL network.

“We are always looking for opportunities and new trends and developments in the parcel delivery market and will continue to enhance and expand PostNL’s networks. Overnight parcel delivery is certainly part of that strategy, as it is a way of sidestepping the busy traffic we see on roads and city centres during the daytime,” said PostNL’s Parcels & Logistics Director Gerrit Mastenbroek.

“We are proud of this acquisition, as our logistics network will now be extended to include an overnight network – this represents a major asset for our company. This acquisition will enable PostNL to deliver parcels across the Benelux countries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Despite Belgium’s bpost attempting to acquire PostNL late last year, and there being a case for a larger postal operator across the region, it seems that PostNL views itself as more of an acquirer than a potential firm to be acquired. This move suggests that PostNL is planning on growing through acquisitions across the Benelux region and going head to head with its Belgian opposite number and direct rival.  
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