SDA Express Courier becomes new member of the combi-freight network Eurodis

Key player on Italy's CEP-market concludes cooperation contract with leading European network for parcels and pallets - operative start of the collaboration in February 2012

Weinheim, (PresseBox) - Eurodis, the European distribution network for the transport of goods in parcel or pallet shipments (combi-freight), has gained a new strategic member in Italy. SDA Express Courier S.p.A. the parcel and express subsidiary of Poste Italiane Group will start the collaboration with the other Eurodis members from February 2012. The cooperation contract was signed in October by the Eurodis managing director Carsten Siebe and SDA CEO and General Manager Valter Catoni in Rome.

"The entry of SDA into the Eurodis network is a further, important step in our strategy to create a Europe-wide comprehensive cooperation of strong partners", explains Peter Umundum, board member parcel & logistic of the Austrian Post and chairman of the Eurodis GmbH. Umundum is convinced: "that the Eurodis network enables the involved members to extend their market position in the growing international transport sector sustainably". Amongst the Austrian Post and its other subsidiaries in South-East Europe the Spanish Redur, the German trans-o-flex, the French Sernam and the British UK Mail are already members of Eurodis. Every additional member therefore strengthens the network which is already operating in 34 countries.

"Italy is the fourth largest transport market in Europe", says Eurodis managing director Siebe. "The fact that we were able to gain the membership of one of the key player in the Italian CEP-market means a further great progress for the long-term development of our network. With SDA we now hold powerful strategic partnerships in all European core markets".

About SDA:

SDA Express Courier was founded in Italy in 1984 as an express courier, and has been developing new strategic areas over the years trough a more versatile and comprehensive offer. Today, its mission is to be a Global partner for B2B and B2C distribution, with an integrated offer that includes express courier services and deferred delivery. SDA's main objective is to develop value added solutions in order to increase its customer's business and their competitive advantages, being constantly oriented to quality improvement. 89 Terminals, 11 Hubs and mini hubs, 2 Gateways, about 3,500 vans and a team of over 3,100 employees and collaborators, everyday connects Italy. Entry in the Poste Italiane Group in 1998 is the confirmation of the solidity and experience accrued. For more information please visit www.sda.it.

EURODIS GmbH

Strong national providers of logistics services from all over Europe joined together in the European distribution network Eurodis to develop internationally specialized industry solution for their customers and implement these without have to lower their sights when it comes to quality. Together they cover 34 European countries. All members are able to promptly, efficiently and safely transport shipments ranging from 1-kg parcels to 800-kg pallets (combined freight) without any breaks in the system. Additionally, numerous regional services such as pick-up orders, COD or hazardous goods are offered to a broad range of destinations. The Eurodis-lead company is located in Weinheim. It looks after the adherence of the quality guidelines, the international data transmission and the clearing amongst the members. For more information please visit www.eurodis.com.

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