PostNL sells leaflet delivery business

PostNL has agreed to sell its print delivery business Spotta to a printing consortium called Arcis.

Arcis, composed of three companies interested in printing, is to buy all the shares in Spotta which will then be transferred from PostNL as an independent business.

The leaflet delivery company delivers around 5.2 million leaflet packs a week and employs around 20,000 staff across the nation.

The Arcis consortium consists of Beheermaatschappij Em. de Jong, Print Nerds and Shatho Beheer.

Stijn de Jong, managing director of Em. de Jong, said, “As part of Arcis, Spotta will be able to further develop in the market for leaflet packs. Conversely, this acquisition will help Arcis innovate its offering to customers and make the customer value chain more efficient.”

Resi Becker, mail NL director at PostNL, said, “This sale allows PostNL to enhance focus on its activities and to further develop into the logistics provider for post and e-commerce. Spotta will benefit from the sale by being able to flesh out its strategy with the necessary investments.”