Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Amsterdam (NL32), Rotterdam (NL33) , Den Haag (NL33), Den Bosch (NL41), Zwolle, (NL21) Nieuwegein (NL31)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

1,000 - 1,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
10 April 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


On 10 April 2006, postal and logistics firm TPG Post announced it will cut 1000 to 1100 jobs (full time equivalents) at six locations, i.e. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Den Bosch, Zwolle and Nieuwegein. This reorganisation is part of a master plan announced in 2001 to make the parent company TNT more efficient in view of the increasing competition. The use of e-mail has caused a decrease in the amount of mail and since a few years TNT has to deal with two competitors on its home market, Select Mail (subsidiary of Deutsche Post) and Sandd. TNT counts on a 25 to 30% volume reduction until 2010.


  • 10 April 2006: NRC Handelsblad
  • 11 April 2006: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2006), TPG Post, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 63343, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63343.