Stralfors non Nordic divestment plans unveiled

Nordic postal and logistics group PostNord Group has announced that its subsidiary Stralfors is to sell its subsidiaries in Poland, the UK and France.

PostNord said in a statement that this comes from a decision made in 2015 where Stralfors would be integrated into the PostNord Group. Selling Stralfors’ subsidiaries outside of the Nordic region is part of that process as planned last year.

In the same statement, PostNord has said that Stralfors has entered into an agreement with Aurelius Wachstumskapital with regard its subsidiaries in Poland and the UK. Stralfors is also talking to the same company as well as its partner Coliseum about divesting its French subsidiary, and Coliseum made an offer to acquire it.

Speaking of the divestment plans, Stralfors CEO Annemarie Gardshol said: “PostNord offers communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic region and Stralfors aims to be the leading provider of channel-independent customer communication solutions in the Nordics. This means that we will focus on our business in the Nordic region and our subsidiaries in the UK, Poland and France will get much better conditions to develop with a new owner.”

Carsten Adel-Hadi, CEO of Aurelius Wachstumskapital, said: “We are happy that Stralfors’ has chosen us as the new owner for its operation in Poland and the UK. Together with the management and the employees we will build on the existing business model and customers and develop new activities.”

Collectively, the Stralfors subsidiaries in France, Poland and UK employ about 400 people.