Press Release

TNT provides High-Tech services to Getronics

Publish Date : 2 May 2005 at 08:00 CET - Getronics has selected TNT Logistics as its partner for its European spare parts logistics. Getronics is one of the world's leading providers of vendor independent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions and services. Under this 5-year partnership TNT Logistics will be responsible for the total spare parts supply chain of Getronics in Europe. The total value of the 5-year contract is 50 million Euros.

TNT Logistics has been selected to operate the 6 regional warehouses, over 60 FSL's (Forward Stock Locations), and more than 675 PUDO's (Pick Up Drop Off points) across Europe. Transportation of the spare parts will take place primarily via TNT Innight and TNT Express services. Especially for this contract TNT Benelux & Multi Country Logistics has designed a state-of-the-art solution, which will be fully integrated within TNT Logistics' existing pan-European high-tech spare parts network.

Rogier Bronsgeest, Senior Vice President Shared Services Getronics, said “We have selected TNT Logistics for their extensive expertise in managing spare parts logistics. TNT Logistics is a strong partner who will support us in achieving our goals in reaching our goals of increased supply chain performance and decreased logistics costs."

“TNT Benelux & Multi Country Logistics is proud of the choice Getronics has made”, says Patrick van Son, Director Business Development TNT Benelux & Multi Country Logistics. “Their choice is based upon our proven capabilities to implement and integrate time-sensitive spare parts flows into our high quality spare parts network. This partnership confirms our reputation as logistics service provider for pan European solutions.”

The High Tech sector is one of TNT Logistics' target sectors with operations for Electronics manufacturers in all parts of the world.

About TNT

With its two brands TNT and Royal TPG Post, TNT N.V. is a global provider of mail, express and logistics services. The group employs over 162,000 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

TNT Logistics Benelux is a business unit of TNT Logistics, a leading global logistics company. It designs, implements and operates complex supply chain solutions on a national, regional or global scale for medium to large enterprises. Through its freight forwarding unit it provides air and sea freight services within an international network. It exploits technology to achieve optimisation, integration and visibility throughout the supply chain. The company focuses on a diverse range of market sectors including automotive, tyres, electronics, consumer goods, utilities & telecom and publishing & media.

Page publication date: 2 May 2005 at 08:00 CET