Press Release

TNT Express wins Bosch Supplier Award once again - Bosch Group prizes express service's quality and reliability

Publish Date : 5 July 2007 at 14:00 CET - Amsterdam, TNT Express has won the Bosch Supplier Award in the "Logistic Service Provider" category for the second time in a row. Bosch awarded the prize to TNT for its excellent performance regarding quality of service, reliability and pricing. Other criteria were communication, cooperation and readiness for continuous improvement. The globally operating Bosch Group's prize was awarded to the whole TNT Express division.

'Global expansion is only possible for us with strong partners', Franz Fehrenbach, head of Bosch's management board, confirmed during the award ceremony. 'That is why we have opted for an internationally focused procurement and a global supplier strategy.'

Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director of TNT Express said: 'We are honoured to again receive this recognition for business excellence. The Award emphasises that our customers look for the very strength that TNT Express stands for: the same high quality standards globally.'

TNT had already won the supplier prize, which is awarded every two years, in 2005. Now, Bosch is rewarding the express service provider for its cooperation during the past two years. John Willems, Global Account Director TNT Express and Dieter Schwaderer, Senior General Manager Coordination & Projects TNT Express Germany, accepted the prize during a function at the State Gallery in Stuttgart on 4th July 2007. 'Receiving this award from a leading international technology group confirms our endeavour for quality and business excellence in every field. We at TNT Express see ourselves as a strictly customer-focused, premium service provider and we are very glad to see that Bosch appreciate our quality and commitment', said Schwaderer.

TNT Express's uncompromising focus on its customers' needs and requirements has been impartially certified before: at the beginning of 2007, TNT Express won the European Business Award in the 'Customer Focus' category. The renowned prize is supported by a number of well-known organisations from all over Europe - including the Wall Street Journal Europe, Siemens, Grey EMEA, Société Générale, AXA and CMS, an alliance of major European law firms. TNT Express was named 'most customer focused business in Europe' because, according to the jury, it 'sets an example in focusing on the customer as the centre of its business activities and on making exceptionally efficient use of resources in order to fulfil its customers' needs.'

Bosch is awarding the prize that is offered to suppliers across the globe, for the eleventh time since 1987. The prize is awarded every two years. This year, it was awarded in five categories to a total of 47 companies from 14 countries.

About TNT's express division

TNT's express division is one of the world's leading business to business express delivery services providers. It delivers 4.1 million parcels, documents and pieces of freight a week to over 200 countries using its network of over 1,200 depots, hubs and sortation centres. The division operates over 23,400 road vehicles and 44 aircraft and has the biggest door-to-door air and road express delivery infrastructure in Europe.

TNT's express division employs over 74,000 staff worldwide. It is the first organisation to have achieved global recognition as an Investor in People. The division reported revenue of €6.01 billion in 2006. The operating income was €580 million, up 21.8 % compared to 2005. Visit the TNT express division online:

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 around 159,000 people. Over 2006, TNT reported €10.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of €1,276 million. TNT N.V. 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 Environmental Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

Page publication date: 5 July 2007 at 14:00 CET