Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Express transport company DHL ExpressÂ’ subsidiary Kelpo Kuljetus started personnel negotiations concerning 250 drivers. The plan is to cut the amount of drivers by 50 per cent. According to DHL the grounds for negotiations is a substantial decrease in deliveries.

DHL emphasizes that some of the reductions will be made through pension arrangements, transfers to new positions and other solutions.

In the beginning of September 2006, DHL and Finland Post agreed on a business acquisition by which DHL bought out Finland Post's 49% of shares in Kelpo Kuljetus Fi Oy, the jointly owned domestic transport company, rendering Kelpokuljetus a fully-owned DHL subsidiary.

About Kelpo Kuljetus

Kelpo Kuljetus Fi Oy, a transport company founded in 1999, provides efficient and premium quality terminal, transport and delivery services for corporate customers. Kelpokuljetus, owned by DHL (100%), is a DHL Group company, posting net sales of EUR 94.5 million in 2005 and employing 700 employees. Kelpokuljetus main terminals are located in Vantaa and Turku, and it operates a network of 22 outlets in Finland.


  • 23 September 2006: Helsingin Sanomat
  • : (www.dhl.fi)


Eurofound (2006), DHL, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 64139, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64139.