5. November 2019 | Press release
DPDgroup and Geis agree on parcel transaction in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Paris, 5 November 2019 – The Geis Group sells its parcel companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to DPDgroup. This will enable both groups to strengthen their core business: last mile delivery for DPD and international distribution and logistics services for Geis in both countries. The transaction is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.
DPDgroup is strengthening its national presence in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Geis Parcel CZ s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and Geis Parcel SK s.r.o. (Slovakia) are among the largest parcel service providers in their countries. Both companies have been operating profitably for many years.
“In this rapidly growing parcel market, we want to further develop our business to better support the development of our customers”, explains Yves Delmas, COO Europe DPDgroup. “We are therefore very pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Geis.”
Geis intensifies core business in Central Europe
The transaction is also the strategically right step for the Geis Group:
“Now that we have been co-developing the parcel markets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for over 25 years, it is the right time for us to hand over the parcel business to a specialised company with European coverage”, say Hans-Georg Geis and Wolfgang Geis, Managing Partners of the Geis Group. “In the future, we want to concentrate on our traditional core businesses of forwarding services, contract logistics and air and sea freight and further expand our strong market position in Central Europe”.
In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Geis Group is already the market leader in the national general cargo sector. In parcel logistics, Geis will work closely with DPD in the future.
About the Geis Group
Since its foundation in 1945, the Geis Group, headquartered in Bad Neustadt, Franconia, has developed into a global full-service logistics provider with more than 6,500 employees at 116 network and logistics locations throughout Europe. The owner-managed company offers its customers the complete range of logistics services: from classic truck transport to global air and sea freight to complex logistics services. More information: www.geis-group.com
DPD CZ and DPD SK are 100% owned subsidiaries of GeoPost and part of its international network, DPDgroup.
DPDgroup is Europe’s second largest parcel delivery network.
DPDgroup combines innovative technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible and user-friendly service for both shippers and shoppers. With its industry-leading Predict service, DPDgroup is setting a new standard for convenience by keeping customers closely in touch with their delivery.
With more than 75,000 delivery experts and a network of more than 42,000 Pickup points, DPDgroup delivers 5.2 million parcels each day through the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR and BRT.
DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which posted sales of €7.3 billion in 2018. GeoPost is a holding company owned by Le Groupe La Poste.
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