SDA Express Courier becomes shareholder of the international combi-freight network Eurodis

SDA, Key player on Italy's CEP-market, deepens membership with leading European network for parcels and pallets

Weinheim, (PresseBox) - SDA Express Courier S.p.A. has become shareholder of Eurodis, the European distribution network for the transport of goods in parcel or pallet shipments (combifreight). The parcel and express subsidiary of Poste Italiane Group has taken 12.4% of shares of the lead company Eurodis GmbH from the main shareholders trans-o-flex and Österreichische Post AG. Eurodis and SDA concluded a cooperation contract in October 2011 and started the operative collaboration in March 2012. Using Eurodis, SDA expands the international offering with the product RoadEurope since April. “We are pleasantly surprised by the high demand and the dynamic volume development of our RoadEurope offer” Valter Catoni, CEO at SDA, states.

“Due to the positive volume development and the good quality, the partnership with SDA gives a good impulse for all Eurodis members and customers already after a short time of operational collaboration”, Carsten Siebe, General Manager at Eurodis GmbH, explains. “We are looking forward to future impulse from SDA for the further development of our network.” Peter Umundum, member of the Board responsible for parcel & logistic at Österreichische Post AG and Chairman of the Board at Eurodis GmbH, adds: „By transferring shares of Eurodis GmbH, the integration of SDA into the Eurodis network was successfully completed within a short time. This opens up new business possibilities in Italy, the fourth biggest European logistics market, for all Eurodis partners and their customers“.

Eurodis combines industrialized parcel transportation with the possibility to ship products on pallets up to 800 kg. Shipments can be picked up in different countries but be delivered to the consignee together. Besides conventional shipments Eurodis partners also handle hazardous goods and express shipments.

Photo: http://www.eurodis.com/downloads/index.php

(vltr): Kai Schmuck (Managing Director trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst GmbH & Co. KG), Francesco Montuolo (Director International SDA Express Courier S.p.A), Carsten Siebe (Managing Director Eurodis GmbH) and Peter Umundum (member of the Board responsible for parcel & logistic at Österreichischen Post AG and Chairman of the Board at Eurodis GmbH).

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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