European Parcels: Market Insight Report 2014

 Published On: Feb, 2014 |    No of Pages: 95 |  Published By: Apex Insight | Format: PDF
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The parcels market has continued to grow in most countries in spite of the recession. A key factor has been the growth of home shopping.

This has acted as a spur to innovation – in promoting the development of processes to improve the delivery experience, from defined time-slots, to text messages to the establishment of chains of parcel shops.

Home shopping growth looks set to continue, creating further opportunities for those companies which are able to deliver the quality and range of services that the market requires.

In this environment industry consolidation has continued with the major networks continuing to make add-on acquisitions to fill geographical and service gaps – although the EU acted to prevent the major deal that was recently in prospect: UPS’s proposed acquisition of TNT, on competition grounds.

European Parcels: Market Insight Report provides an analytical overview of the European Parcels market. It attempts to portray accurately the market structure, size, growth, trends and competitive landscape.

The report builds upon:
Apex Insight’s published analysis on the UK parcels market and in adjacent logistics markets
Our consulting work in the industry which has included advising on market and strategic issues and the attractiveness of parcel company acquisitions

What does the report cover?
The report covers seven main countries in depth: Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Poland.

These markets represent 75% of European GDP and, according to our market model, 78% of total parcels revenues.

The other countries included in our market model are Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Malta and Montenegro. The analysis excludes Russia and Turkey.

The definition of the parcels market includes domestic, intra-European and international parcels. It also includes business-to-business, business-to-consumer and consumer consigned parcels. Parcel weight definitions vary, between operators and countries, but most describe parcels up to various weights approaching 31.5 kg. All service levels are included (time definite and deferred). Adjacent services, such as mail, pallet distribution, groupage, freight forwarding, sameday courier and contract logistics are excluded.

What is the methodology?
The main sources for the report are
Extensive desk research on the parcels market and its operators covering company accounts, websites and other sources
Published information on key market drivers such as economic data and estimates of home shopping levels and practices
Interviews with senior-level contacts in the market

The key input to our market size estimates is a bottom-up analysis of the revenues of the parcel companies we have identified as operating in each of the main countries covered. Adjustments have been made to compensate for missing data and to reflect the extent to which these companies are involved in other logistics activities in addition to parcels.

We have used this data as the basis on which to construct our market model.
-The model produces historical and forecast growth estimates covering the period from 2008-2018 which are based on trends in company revenue and drivers such as economic performance and levels and patterns of home shopping.
-The main model inputs and assumptions are discussed in detail in the report.

Who is it useful for?
The report is intended for:
-Owners and operators of parcel networks
-Customers of those networks, in particular, retailers who sell via the internet
-Investors in these businesses
-Market regulators and policymakers
-Banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the sector

About this report 2
Background to the report 2
What does the report cover? 2
What is the methodology? 2
Who is it useful for? 3
Notes to be read in conjunction with this report 3
Summary 4
Market context and trends 4
Competitive landscape 4
Key trends 4
Outlook 5
About Apex Insight 6
Company background 6
Consulting services 6
Related research 6
Research subscriptions 6
Contents 7
List of Figures 11
European Parcels Market Background 13
Market definition 13
Characteristics of the market 13
Business vs consumer delivery segmentation 13
Other segmentations of the market 14
Premium / economy 14
International / domestic 14
Market Trends 15
Growth of internet shopping and home delivery 15
Customer Service Enhancements 15
Local Collection Points, Parcel Shops and Locker Networks 16
Mergers and Acquisitions 17
Pricing 18
Market Size and Growth 19
Parcels market size 19
Economic performance and impact on parcels markets 19
Impact of internet retail growth on parcels markets 21
Competitive Landscape 24
Types of Parcels Carriers 24
Post offices 24
Integrators 24
European networks 24
Independents 25
Market shares 26
Profiles 26
UPS in Europe 27
Recent developments 29
Deutsche Post / DHL 30
Recent Developments 30
TNT Express 32
Recent developments 33
Royal Mail / General Logistics Systems 34
Recent developments 34
La Poste / GeoPost 36
Recent developments 36
FedEx 38
Recent developments 38
Other Networks 39
Eurodis 39
Net Express Europe 39
GO! (General Overnight) 39
Logistics World Alliance 40
System Alliance Europe 40
Hermes 40
Profitability 41
Germany 43
Market Size and Growth 43
Competitor Analysis 45
Deutsche Post / DHL 45
UPS Germany 46
GLS Germany 46
DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) 46
FedEx Germany 46
TNT Express 47
Parcels Market Forecast 48
France 49
Market Size and Growth 49
Competitor Analysis 51
La Poste (Coliposte, Chronopost, Exapaq) 51
SNCF Geodis 52
UPS France 52
TNT Express 52
FedEx 52
DHL International Express (France) SAS 52
General Logistics Systems France SAS 53
Parcels Market Forecast 54
UK 55
Market Size and Growth 55
Competitor Analysis 57
Royal Mail 57
TNT Express 57
UPS 58
DHL 58
Yodel 58
DPD 58
CityLink 58
Hermes 59
FedEx UK 59
UK Mail 59
Parcels Market Forecast 60
Italy 61
Market Size and Growth 61
Competitor Analysis 63
TNT 63
Poste Italiane / SDA Express Courier 63
FedEx 65
Hermes 65
BRT SpA 65
GLS Italy 65
United Parcel Service Italia Srl 66
DHL Express (Italy) Srl 66
Parcels Market Forecast 67
Spain 68
Market Size and Growth 68
Competitor Analysis 70
DHL Express 70
MRW 70
United Parcel Service España Ltd y Compañía, S.R.C. 70
Grupo Correos 70
Transporte Integral De Paquetería, S.A. (Tipsa) 71
GLS Spain 71
TNT Express 71
Seur Geopost Sl 71
FedEx 71
Transportes Ochoa 71
Parcels Market Forecast 72
Benelux 73
Market Size and Growth 73
Competitor Analysis 76
PostNL 76
bPost 76
TNT Express 77
United Parcel Service 77
DPD 77
General Logistics Systems 77
Fedex Express Belgium 77
Parcels Market Forecast 78
Poland 79
Market Size and Growth 79
Competitor Analysis 81
UPS Polska Sp z.o.o 81
DHL Express (Poland) Sp z.o.o 81
Poczta Polska S.A. 81
Fedex Express Polska Sp z.o.o 81
InPost Nowoczesna Poczta sp. z.o.o. 82
Siodemka 82
General Logistics Systems Poland Sp z.o.o 82
TNT Express Worldwide Poland Sp z.o.o 82
DPD Polska Sp. z.o.o. 82
K Ex Sp z.o.o. 82
Parcels Market Forecast 83
Other Europe 84
Market Size and Growth 84
Parcels Market Forecast 87
Forecasts 88
Economic growth forecasts 88
Internet retail forecasts 89
Parcels market forecast 90
Implications for parcels networks 91
Risks to the forecast 92

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