31 October 2012 at 08:55 CET – The Hague – After the temporary stop of the roll-out of the new infrastructure in Mail in the Netherlands in April, improvement initiatives have been implemented resulting in an enhancement of quality levels, which are now almost back to standard.
One of the main pilots, that starts Monday November 5th, is a test in which three locations will be integrated. This test will show the potential for cost reduction against a lower risk profile because business process changes will be less substantial.
After careful review of all alternatives, we will take a decision with respect to the further roll-out of the reorganisation on which we will give an update at the latest with our Q4 results. We remain confident we will reach our long term savings targets.
PostNL processes 8.7 billion addressed postal items (including 106 million parcels) each year and delivers to addresses in the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Italy. PostNL’s main business is mail, parcels and e-commerce. The company also provides services in the area of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. PostNL employs some 65,500 people. In 2011 the company generated a turnover of nearly 4.3 billion euros.