PostNord has announced an agreement to acquire G.P. Spedition Aps, a Danish shipping firm. According to the announcement, the acquisition is intended to strengthen PostNord’s position in the Danish freight and pallet markets and the Groups position at the Nordic logistics market.
PostNord announced the acquisition is part of the transformation of the company, 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.
Carsten Dalbo, Head of Logistics & E-commerce, PostNord Denmark, said of the news, “Our purchase of G.P. 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.”
The acquisition of G.P. Spedition’s operations is expected to strengthen PostNord’s total product portfolio with regard to heavy logistics for Denmark. PostNord is already active within freight in Sweden and Norway.
G.P. Spedition Aps was owned by Allan Søndergaard and Jørn Jacobsen. Following the purchase, Jørn Jacobsen is expected to head up PostNord’s Road Freight organization in Denmark.
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