GLS increases prices in new fiscal year
Amsterdam, 10 February 2012. As of 1 April 2012, GLS Group will raise prices by an average 4.5 per cent for national and international parcel shipments. Prices for private consignors – at GLS ParcelShops and for parcels dispatched online – will remain stable.
The pan-European parcel service’s price increase is a response to changes in the transport market’s cost situation. The economic upturn in many parts of Europe has caused an increase in the demand for personnel and freight space since 2011. In addition, premiums for freight insurance and infrastructure costs rose considerably. This means parcels services are also faced with significant cost increases.
“High quality is what makes GLS stand out“, says Rico Back, CEO of GLS Group. “We will continue to provide our customers with this quality.”
The GLS Group in Europe
GLS, General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam), realises reliable, high-quality parcel services for 220,000 customers in Europe, complemented by logistics and express services. “Quality leader in European parcel logistics” is GLS’ guiding principle. In this context, sustainability is emphasized at GLS: its Europe-wide Think Green Initiative bundles activities aimed at protecting the environment. Through wholly owned and partner companies, the Group provides a network coverage of 42 European states and is globally connected via contractual agreements. 38 central transhipment points and 642 depots are at GLS’ disposal. With its ground based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. 13,100 employees handle 363 million parcels per year. Every day 17,100 vehicles are on route for GLS. In the financial year 2010/11 GLS achieved revenues of 1.75 billion euros.