UPS’s UK business recorded “modest growth” last year in both turnover and pre-tax profit, with revenue rises largely driven by its European and international businesses. Turnover rose 8.7% to £944.9m in the year to 31 December 2016 (2015: £869.1m), with pre-tax profit up 6.9% to £62.3m (2015: £58.3m). However, whilst the UK market provided the lion’s share of the turnover at £383.3m (2015: £380.2m) it rose just 0.8% in the period. This compared to a 15% revenue rise from its […]
TNT Express has confirmed that the European Commission has temporarily suspended a merger bid with rival postal company UPS. Despite the delay, which will allow the EU regulator to compile more information, TNT Express say that they “would still anticipate a closing in the fourth quarter.” A spokesman for TNT Express tells MT.co.uk: “We have been notified of what is expected to be a temporary delay in the European Commission’s review process. Suspensions are not uncommon, it’s the result of […]
Profit at TNT UK almost quadrupled in 2012, during a year that put parent company TNT Express under pressure while the proposed takeover by parcel giant UPS was being considered.