PostNL is once again 2nd in the world ranking of postal companies

Tijs Reumerman

The UPU assessed more than 170 countries and research report states that PostNL maintained its position due to the increasing quality of our services.

PostNL has once again been ranked the second best postal company in the world, according to the Universal Postal Union's (UPC) latest Postal Development Report.

Reliability and speed

Just like last year, Switzerland is in first place. Germany is the new number three this year, Japan and France complete the top five. The UPU looked at the reliability and speed of the postal companies when it comes to delivering mail and parcels. All international postal companies also received scores for their network, the way in which they renew themselves, sustainability goals and the number of postal locations for consumers.

International recognition

Tijs Reumerman, director of Cross Border Solutions at PostNL and CEO of Spring GDS, collected the prize for this achievement. “I am very happy with this ranking; it is international recognition for the dedication and efforts that our employees make every day to maintain the high quality of our services. I am especially proud of the separate mention by the Universal Postal Union about the increasing quality of the service we provide. According to the Union, this is one of the reasons that we have managed to maintain second place.”

The Universal Postal Union

The Universal Postal Union - which was founded in 1874 - has 192 affiliated countries. Each one is represented by the postal company appointed by its own government as the provider of the basic postal service, the Universal Postal Service. Within the global Union, price agreements are made about the exchange of international mail. The 2019 Postal Development Report is the third successive study made of postal performance by the UPU and involved detailed analysis of 172 national postal companies.

PostNL and Spring GDS

PostNL operates the universal postal service in the Netherlands and is one of the country’s largest private employers, delivering 800,000 parcels and seven million letters on average throughout the Benelux countries. Spring GDS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Post NL, providing domestic and cross border e-commerce and mail solutions to businesses in 190 countries worldwide.