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FedEx Expands in Poland
November 3, 2014   
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Poland has become a key market for FedEx Express, the world’s largest courier company.

The company says it has reached another important milestone in its European growth program—which has involved business expansion and acquisitions and started in October 2011—by successfully completing the integration of Poland’s Opek into its global network. FedEx Express acquired the Polish shipping company in 2012.

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, FedEx has recently been investing in countries where business is growing. Strategic acquisitions, new facilities and enhanced services strengthen the link between emerging economies and the global marketplace. Europe plays a key role in the company’s growth plans. In 2014, FedEx has reached a milestone in Europe by opening the equivalent of nearly one new station per week over a 30-month period. More than 3,700 team members have been added across Europe, the company said.

FedEx Express arrived in Poland in 1989 and has been continuously expanding its range of services since then. In 2012, FedEx acquired Opek along with its established national pick-up and delivery network and renamed it FedEx Express Polska in 2013.

Michael Holt, Senior Vice President of Operations at FedEx Express Europe, said, “With its dynamic foreign trade, Poland is an important market for FedEx. Over the last 12 months we have seen the Polish economy go from strength to strength—the number of packages sent via FedEx from Poland to the rest of Europe has increased by approximately one third compared to the previous 12 months. Additionally, the recovery of the North American economy is having a positive knock-on effect on Poland. The number of packages sent by FedEx from Poland to North America has also increased by roughly one third compared to the [previous] year.”

According to Poland’s Central Statistical Office, exports from Poland increased by 6.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 39.6 billion euros. In the same period, imports rose by 2.6 percent reaching 39.2 billion euros.

Mariusz Mik, Managing Director for Operations at FedEx Express Poland, said, “Following the successful integration of Opek, we have made it easier than ever for our Polish customers to access our full range of domestic and international solutions, helping them benefit from dynamic foreign trade. We believe that small businesses in particular have a greater opportunity than ever to grow their exports and reach new customers around the world. Moving goods faster and more reliably within the country as well as across borders can help them to decrease costs, improve supply chains, and enhance their growth and profitability.”

Today, FedEx offers 26 weekly international flights to and from Warsaw, Gdańsk and Katowice and operates 44 stations across the country. With more than 1,300 team members working for FedEx in Poland, 1,400 contracted drivers delivering shipments to customers and more than 1,000 branded vehicles on the roads, FedEx’s presence in Poland is stronger than ever.

FedEx provides Polish customers with a broad range of express services, including an intra-European next-day door-to-door express service, a one- to two-business-day service to the U.S., a two- to three-business-day service to Asia, and an international economy service for less time-critical shipments as well as a wide range of domestic delivery services within Poland including dedicated city services, suburban services, and time-definite services.
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