TNT SAB Express Saudi Arabia maintains a solid partnership with IKEA KSA

Saudi Arabia, September 31st, 2011 – TNT SAB Express Saudi Arabia, one of the leading global express companies, is delighted to extend its partnership with global home furnishings company IKEA.

Handled by a dedicated team of over 140 people, TNT Express provides the delivery and assembles furniture and kitchens for IKEA customers in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

In 2002 IKEA KSA took a strategic decision to concentrate on their core business of providing home furnishings to their customers. IKEA contacted TNT SAB Express and together both companies built a tailor-made successful solution, with in-store customer service teams to handle delivery requests, warehouses to stage the flat packs until the customer is ready to receive them and a professionally trained delivery and assembly team. In 2011, TNT Express successfully delivered a significant number of pieces of furniture utilizing 37 dedicated vehicles and IKEA expects to increase this number in 2012.

Over the last twelve years TNT SAB express has successfully managed the distribution and delivery of IKEA’s catalogues. Nael Attiyat, Sales and Marketing Director for TNT SAB Express commented: “TNT will always strive to strengthen the partnership with IKEA year by year. We have been delighted with the improvement over several years and look forward to going from strength to strength with our partner IKEA”

“IKEA KSA seeks long term relationship with its partners at all times in which we continue our focus and efforts in improving our services. We always aim to place the customers in the heart of everything we do“, added David McManus Country Customer Relation Manager.

About TNT Express

TNT Express is one of the world’s leading express delivery services providers. It delivers 4.7 million parcels, documents and pieces of freight a week to over 200 countries using its network of 2,653 depots, hubs and sorting centers. The company operates 30,239 road vehicles, 50 aircraft and has the biggest door-to-door air and road express delivery infrastructure in Europe.

TNT Express employs over 83,000 staff worldwide. It is the first company to have achieved global recognition as an Investor in People. TNT Express reported revenues of €7.05 billion in 2010. The operating income was €180 million. Visit the website of TNT Express at: http://www.tnt.com/express.

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

Danielle Aychouh

Marketing Manager – ME

Gulf Commercial and Marketing Dept.

T : +971 4 2109652
F : +971 4 2949615
M : +971 56 6862001
danielle.aychouh@tnt.com

SOURCE: Submitted by TNT Express