Deutsche Post DHL Group completed the acquisition of UK Mail just before Christmas. UK Mail Group plc shares will be cancelled, the company’s Articles of Association amended and UK Mail’s operations will be added to the European parcel network of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
DHL Parcel has been expanding its cross-border network since 2014 and now covers 18 European countries. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Strategy 2020, DHL Parcel Europe is continuously examining attractive European markets and rivals with a view to expanding their operations.
UK Mail invested heavily in IT and in product and service innovation and in 2015 moved to a new automated hub in Ryton, near Coventry. The result is that it offered one of the largest integrated Parcels and Mail operations in the UK making it attractive to DHL.