Press Release


TNT expands European Innight Network

Publish Date : 3 January 2006 at 08:30 CET - Amsterdam – TNT N.V., global provider of mail, express and logistics services, today announced it has acquired ISH Nocní Expres, the leading innight distribution services provider in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The acquisition will further strengthen TNT's European innight network and its Eastern European business which has been identified as a growth area for TNT. Furthermore, this acquisition is in line with TNT's refined strategy focusing on network distribution, including innight distribution services (delivering consignments during the night before 08.00 AM).

ISH, a Czech company active since 1991, is the market leading provider of innight distribution services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has been a partner of TNT Innight for more than 10 years. It services clients primarily in the automotive and machine/equipment industries as well as electronics providers.

ISH delivers over 1,500 shipments per day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by operating a high quality network of 3 depots and a fleet of 90 vehicles. ISH employs 63 staff members and offers both domestic and international innight distribution services. A significant share of shipments originating outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia use the TNT's European innight network. ISH will be re-branded as TNT Innight in the course of 2006.

TNT Innight's network spans most of Europe with innight distribution services providers in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and a number of other European countries. Deliveries can be picked-up late in the afternoon or early in the evening for delivery during the same night, using various drop-off locations. Including the acquisition of ISH, TNT Innight's network employs over 1,200 employees, operates 71 depots and handles approximately 93,000 shipments per day.

TNT N.V. is a global provider of mail, express and logistics services. The group employs over 161,000 people in 63 countries and serves over 200 countries. For 2004 the company reported sales of € 12.6 billion. TNT N.V. is publicly listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt.

Page publication date: 3 January 2006 at 08:30 CET