Alfa Groep acquires door-to-door distribution activities of DistriQ
Alfa Groep and DistriQ reached an agreement on the acquisition of the door-to-door distribution activities of DistriQ by Alfa Groep as per 1 October 2007.
DistriQ is the distribution company of TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep). The activities of DistriQ consist among others of the distribution and delivery of the free regional and local door-to-door papers of TMG and unaddressed mail from external customers.
Therefore DistriQ possesses a delivery organisation within the distribution area of the local and regional media of TMG.
Important goal for DistriQ is to reduce it’s price level of the distribution and delivery activities to a level under market prices at a break-even cost level. At the same time the quality of distribution should be maintained on a high level. It has been determined that DistriQ in the long run will not be able to meet these demands.
Alfa Groep is one of the leading Dutch organisations in distributing unaddressed mail. Alfa Groep possesses a distribution organisation with national coverage and with over 20.000 freelance mail delivery boys. With the acquisition of the door-to-door activities of DistriQ Alfa Groep aims to realise two of its goals: on the one hand growth in scale and revenues, on the other hand further improvement of market coverage. Both goals are met by the acquisition.
The involved persons at DistriQ (approx. 36 fte) will be reassigned.
The transaction is subject to the approval of the Centrale Ondernemingsraad (Works Council) of TMG. Meetings with the labor unions have been planned.