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TNT introduces new brand in Brazil: "TNT Mercúrio"

Major step towards full integration of Mercúrio

(PresseBox) (São Paulo / Amsterdam, ) TNT introduces a new brand for its express delivery services in Brazil: "Mercúrio" becomes "TNT Mercúrio". Combining two well-established names, the new brand embodies the successful transformation of Mercúrio, the Brazilian express leader TNT acquired in January 2007, as well as TNT's commitment to Brazil.

TNT Mercúrio is the leader of the Brazilian domestic express market with a market share of 15%. Its operations cover more than 4,000 cities across Brazil. TNT Mercúrio serves 35,000 customers and employs 7,000 employees spread over 130 branches and franchises. It provides both domestic and cross-border road delivery services, using its own fleet of 1,500 vehicles and 2,000 sub-contracted ones.

All 1,500 vehicles will be rebranded by the end of 2009. The new brand means a lot to the Brazilian express market. "Only TNT Mercúrio can satisfy both domestic and international delivery needs, be it by air or road," says Roberto Rodrigues, TNT Mercúrio country general manager.

TNT Mercúrio wants to strengthen its leadership position by investing in new vehicles, depots and infrastructure, including a state-of-the-art call center in São Paulo.

Besides growing in the Brazilian domestic market, TNT Mercúrio is seeking to connect other South American countries by road. "We already offer this possibility to our customers by providing road services to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay", says Roberto Rodrigues.

Furthermore, TNT is looking into ways to strengthen its air connectivity between Brazil and Europe, linking its South American road infrastructure to international air routes.