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TNT Express is an international courier delivery services company headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. The firm has fully owned operations in 61 countries and delivers documents, parcels and pieces of freight to over 200 countries. The company recorded sales of €6.91 billion in 2015. Its major competitors include united Parcel services (UPS) and DHL. TNT’s competitor FedEx reached an agreement to buy the company in April 2015, which was completed on 25 may 2016.
Shortly after the cessation of hostilities of World War II in Asia, Australian Ken Thomas set up Thomas nationwide Transport with a single truck in Sydney. At the same time, Hungarian immigrant Peter Abeles had formed Alltrans with fellow Hungarian immigrant George Rockey. In 1967, Alltrans merged with Thomas Nationwide Transport, and the combined companies became TNT Ltd, operating then in both Australia and New Zealand. By the 1980s TNT established a presence in 180 countries and was termed “the second biggest transport empire in the world, operating by road, rail, sea and air”.
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Expanding globally, by the 1980s the focus was on Europe, and TNT became the first transport company to buy its own aircraft, creating the first pan-European overnight service using a dedicated fleet. In 1992, the company co-founded GD Express Worldwide, owning 50% of the organization, with the other 50% of shares held between partners KPN(Dutch telecoms and postal company) and the states-owned postal companies of Canada, France, West Germany and Sweden. Having floating on the Dutch Stock Exchange in 1994/5, KPN bought TNT in a friendly merger in 1996.
On 26 May 2011, TNT Express was demerged from its parent company, taking a listing on the Euro next Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT N.V. Subsequently renamed itself PostNL.
On March 19, 2012, UPS announced its intention to acquire TNT Express for $6.7 billion. However the deal fell through in January 2013 after it was announced that UPS had failed to obtain permission from European commission and as such had been blocked on competition grounds.
In April 2015, FedEx announced its agreed intention to buy TNT Express, as it looks to expand its operations in Europe. The European Commission launched a further investigation into the planned acquisition on 31 July 2015, with a deadline for its decision due by 7 December 2015. On January 8, 2016 the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition by FedEx. The deal was completed on May 25, 2016.
The company offers road-and sir delivery services in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the America’s the Middle East and Africa. In June 2014 TNT conducted a rail-freight trial assessing improving support to UK businesses and cutting carbon emissions.