BERN, SWITZERLAND AND PARIS, FRANCE – The Swiss and French post offices, Swiss Post and La Poste, have created a new international post joint venture, Asendia, with more than euros 400 million in turnover and 1,000 employees on three continents. The new company’s “sector of activity covers all international mail solutions, including the dispatch
and delivery of mail, catalogues, press and small goods up to 2 kg, as well as upstream and downstream services in the value chain,” says Swiss Post in a press release Monday 9 July.
Ulrich Hurni, head of Post Mail and deputy CEO of Swiss Post is the new chairman. Marc Pontet, previously deputy CEO and in charge of marketing and sales at Courrier and CEO of La Poste’s Global Mail, has been named chief executive officer.
The two companies say that Asendia “is positioned from the outset as one of the global leaders in international mail, a market with estimated revenues of more than EUR 10 billion in 2011 and with strong growth in segments such as direct marketing, catalogues and small goods.”