Acquisition of Siódemka boosts position of DPD in Poland

Takeover of Siódemka makes DPD Poland’s second-largest parcel service company; the acquired company will mainly serve small and medium sized enterprises

DPD Poland, a 100% subsidiary of the French GeoPost, is taking over the Polish courier service Siódemka. Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved the takeover of 100 per cent of the shares. With an expected annual turnover of more than EUR 240 million this will be the second-largest parcel service company in Poland. The GeoPost group, a subsidiary of La Poste, thereby strengthens its position in the fast growing Polish parcel market.

Until the full integration of Siódemka, the two brands will operate independently in the Polish market. „The decision of the competition authority allows us to begin to merge the two companies legally and operationally,“ says Rafał Nawłoka, CEO of DPD Poland. „We assume that the integration will be largely completed in the year 2015.“

Paul-Marie Chavanne, CEO of GeoPost, added: „The acquisition of Siódemka is part of the long-term growth strategy of GeoPost. In addition, the Polish customers will benefit from the joint performance of both companies. “

Christian Emery, Vice President and COO of Europe Geopost, points out how good both companies complement each other: „DPD Poland has so far had a strong position in services for large and international commercial customers, whereas Siódemka specialises on small and medium-sized enterprises. This helps DPD Poland particularly to provide an even better offer in the highly dynamic e-commerce segment than before. “

Quelle: LogEastics

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