DHL Parcel acquires assets of Instabox Netherlands and Red Je Pakketje

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DHL Parcel has acquired the assets of Instabox Netherlands and Red Je Pakketje, the parcel delivery company in the Netherlands that went bankrupt earlier this month, it has been announced.

DHL Parcel acquires assets of Instabox Netherlands and Red Je Pakketje
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DHL Parcel is taking over all parcel lockers, roll containers, computers and sorting machines valued at over EUR 5.5 million that belonged to the sustainable parcel delivery company Instabox Netherlands and Red Je Pakketje, announced DHL on Tuesday, 22 November.

As we have earlier reported, Instabox (formerly known as Red Je Pakketje), declared bankruptcy on 9 November.

Also, an agreement has been reached with DHL that it will make every effort to help as many former employees as possible to find suitable new jobs, the company announcement adds.

“I am very pleased that within two weeks after the bankruptcy was declared, we reached an agreement with DHL Parcel on the sale of almost all assets of Instabox Nederland and Red Je Pakketje. Of all the bidders, DHL was able to correctly value the assets and give the former employees of Instabox and Red Je Pakketje a good chance at a suitable position within DHL,” commented trustee Mr. S. A. Voermans from Levenbach Advocaten, who is responsible for the proceedings,

Instabox’s nearly 1,000 parcel lockers are partly scattered around the country, including at stores and sports clubs. Some of the lockers have not yet been installed. DHL will do that in the near future.

The acquisition of Instabox’s parcel lockers will increase the total network of manned and unmanned service points for picking up and dropping off parcels to more than 5,000, DHL’s announcement reads.

“Thanks to the acquisition of the parcel safes and other equipment from the Instabox and Red Je Pakketje estate, DHL can accelerate the nationwide rollout of parcel safes. This is good news for senders and recipients of parcels. In doing so, we are happy to engage with former employees of the bankrupt companies to see if they can continue their careers with DHL.  As an employer with 18,000 employees in the Netherlands, that should have a good chance of success,” added CEO Benelux of DHL Parcel Wouter van Benten.

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