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Vopak: splitting operations

The new company will take the chemical distribution operations, leaving Vopak free to concentrate on its logistics and storage operations. Splitting its distribution and logistics activities into different companies should improve the potential for growth in each individual area.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2002
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Vopak: giving up chemicals

Following an unsuccessful effort to achieve synergies between the two operations, Vopak will remain as a tank storage and logistics operator, while chemicals distribution will be operated by a new company named Univar. Other over-acquisitive logistics players should take note: sometimes diversification just doesn't work out.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2002
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TPG: resilient in adversity

TPG [TPG.AS] remains optimistic about its 2003 financial results and maintains that the transformation plan it recently set up to restructure its problematic logistics division is proceeding according to expectations. Strong figures at the mail and express divisions give grounds for optimism but what the company really needs is a European recovery.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2003
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TPG: post liberalization? Bring it on!

At present, OPTA says that TPG's shareholders, not the Dutch consumer, are benefiting from the company's improved efficiency. The regulator believes that liberalization would introduce competitors and reduce prices. Unlike some postal operators, TPG supports the idea. It has the structure and the competence to beat the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2002
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TPG: overhaul for under-performing logistics division

TPG's [TP.AS] first half results have shown a mixed picture, in which strong performances by its postal and express divisions have been offset by sub-par results from its TNT Logistics division. TPG has taken immediate action, starting with the ousting of logistics chief Roberto Rossi, but it will take time before significant improvements can be expected.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2003
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TPG: hurting in logistics

The logistics business of TPG has been at the heart of the company's poorer-than-expected results for Q3 2002. While factors such as the general economic slowdown have contributed to the disappointment, the company also needs to focus on controlling costs in light of lower volumes.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2002
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TPG: exploding into expansion through TNT

The mail and parcels giant admitted earlier this year that it would have trouble meeting growth targets without further expansion in non-core activities. The Bleckmann takeover, which significantly improves TNT's position in retail logistics, looks like a good piece of corrective action.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2001
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TPG: EU forces sell-off

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2001
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TPG: delivering good results

TPG's financial results were better than expected. Performance was mainly driven by the company's express and mail units, while restructuring at its struggling logistics division also started to show positive effects. Going forward, TPG will need to develop its express division, capitalizing on the recent enlargement of the EU and increasing its presence in both the US and emerging Asian markets.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2004
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TPG: brilliant orange?

TPG [TPG.AS] announced improved quarterly and annual results for 2004. Encouraging progress is clearly being made across all three business units, helped by the strategic moves made in the past twelve months. However, when faced with competition from the likes of Deutsche Post, more work will be required to ensure continued success.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2005

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