Press Release

TNT Express Wins Global BMC Software Contract

Publish Date : 21 March 2002 at 15:40 CET - TNT Express has secured a $US multi-million distribution contract with one of the world's largest independent software vendors - BMC Software.

TNT was awarded the contract based on its outstanding road network services and its ability to offer BMC Software flexibility and cost effectiveness for its distribution needs. TNT will be responsible for shipping over 60,000 consignments a year from 36 BMC Software locations in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). TNT will also be shipping marketing materials between BMC Software's Head Office in Houston USA & The Netherlands.

One of three companies to pitch for the business, TNT Express proposed an overhaul of BMC Software's current arrangements by identifying that up to 80% of its shipments could be sent by road rather than air, without impacting on delivery times. This solution will save BMC Software hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as BMC Software's previous supplier was unable to offer a comprehensive and economical road transport option.

Peter Dixon, Director of Operations for EMEA, BMC Software, commented: "In TNT Express we have a reliable distribution partner with an unrivalled European road network. Through its excellent track record for on-time delivery, wide range of delivery services and web-based tracking system, TNT Express will help us to overhaul product delivery to our customers across the EMEA region. In addition, with TNT Express' global presence we are reassured that our products never leave the TNT Express network."

TNT Express will be providing BMC Software with a comprehensive track and trace facility which is seen as playing a key part in maintaining good customer relations when delivering products. A close partnership will be maintained, with a full time TNT Express employee based at BMC Software's European Distribution Centre in Dublin, Ireland, who will be responsible for processing orders, generating reports and handling queries.

John Willems, Business Development Manager TNT Express, said: "The winning of BMC Software as a key customer is a clear sign of our ability to offer comprehensive and flexible express delivery solutions."

Page publication date: 21 March 2002 at 15:40 CET