Deutsche Post DHL’s purchase of UK Mail has completed, meaning the postal operator is now fully owned by the German company. DHL announced its intention to buy UK Mail for £242.7m in September, in a bid to offer its domestic customers a stronger cross-border parcel delivery service. Prior to the deal, UK Mail had had a turbulent recent past, after it bought incompatible sortation technology for its new Coventry hub. This resulted in an 80% plunge in pre-tax profit after […]
APC Overnight founding member MD, Jon Barber, has joined the network’s board of directors less than a year after his latest firm, Delivered, was established.
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]