Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 November 2005
Employment effect (start)
11 November 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Dutch post offices operator Postkantoren BV plans to cut some 400 jobs by the end of 2007. The cuts will follow the decrease in the number of independent post offices by 74 to 215. The company will replace the disappeared post offices by branches in the shops, such as the bookstore chain Bruna, a subsidiary of Postkantoren. Postkantoren BV is a joint venture between TPG Post, the mail division of Dutch mail, express and logistics company TNT NV, and the Dutch Postbank, part of Dutch banking and insurance group ING Groep NV.


  • 11 November 2005: De FinancieĆ«le Telegraaf


Eurofound (2005), Postkantoren BV, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 62723, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62723.