Press Release


TNT introduces new packaging line

Publish Date : 25 March 2008 at 09:00 CET - Amsterdam, TNT's Express division is introducing a new packaging line designed to better protect shipments from damage, promote the TNT brand across the globe and support the company's environmental effort. TNT, which produces 50 million packaging items per year, is first deploying its new parcels and satchels in Europe and the Middle East. The new envelopes are available worldwide. Sales staff has received special training to give customers packaging advice. TNT also provides a DVD to help customers choose the right packing.

'Just as we unified TNT's portfolio of express delivery services worldwide, we now introduce a consistent packaging line worldwide to offer customers a clear choice of convenient packaging options', says Jan Willem Breen, Director Marketing and Sales of TNT's Express division.

The new packaging line offers customers more choice, ease-of-use and protection against damage. There is a proper parcel, envelope, tube or satchel for any shipment ranging from confidential documents to temperature controlled medical samples. For example, the new BubblePak (410x330 mm) has an inner bubble lining, making it quicker to send breakable goods. TubePak is designed for posters and MedPaks for medical samples. Choice does not rule out simplicity: each type of packaging is identified by a simple name and visual. All new parcels feature simple pictorial instructions, describing the best way to pack, seal and send items. Redesigned envelopes and satchels have perforated openings for easy opening. To reduce the chance of damage, envelopes and boxes are made of strengthened sturdy cardboard.

The highly recognizable packaging better promotes the TNT brand. The new packs boast TNT's energetic color orange as well as bright, attractive close shots of sunflowers, oranges, goldfishes, sea stars, flower petals or butterflies. TNT also offers a new line of packaging stickers to better reflect its new services portfolio and help the packaging stand out.

The new packaging is part of TNT's comprehensive environmental push. All cardboard envelopes and boxes are made of recycled materials and are recyclable. The new plastic satchels are biodegradable after two years. Each one of them bears an expiry date.

Notes
TNT's new express packaging line consists of the following:

  • Envelopes: Pak 1 (320x300mm) and Pak 2 (400x300 mm) – recycled material, recyclable
  • Satchels: Pak 3 (410x330mm) and Pak 4 (525x380mm) – designed for documents and small goodfs, protective inner lining, degradable
  • BubblePak: BubblePak 3 (410x330mm), extra protection for fragile deliveries
  • Carton Box: Pak 5 (317x260x37mm), designed for goods, recycled materials, recyclable
  • TubePak (designed for posters). Recycled materials, recyclable
  • ParcelPaks: ParcelPak 2 (360x300x90mm), ParcelPak 5 (370x305x140mm), ParcelPak 8 (360x300x220mm), ParcelPak 12 (420x255x340mm), designed for goods, pictorial instructions, recycled materials, recyclable
  • BottlePaks: BottlePak 1 (328x110x113mm), BottlePak 2 (328x220x113mm), BottlePak 3 (345x331x118mm), designed for bottles, recycled materials, recyclable
  • Medical Packaging: MedPak A Small (185x130x100mm), MedPak A Large (220x180x100mm), MedPak Sleeves (Large and Small), Thermo 72 (360x310x330mm), Thermo 96 (470x470x410mm)
  • PathoPaks (240x150mm)

The packaging line being replaced was introduced in 2000.
High-resolution pictures of the new packaging line can be found online at www.tnt.com/brandweb .

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 161,500 people. Over 2007, TNT reported € 11 billion in revenues and an operating income of € 1,192 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

Page publication date: 25 March 2008 at 09:00 CET