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New TNT centre opens in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1- TNT Express, the world’s leading provider of express delivery services has advanced its expansion plans in the Eastern Africa region with the inauguration of its newest Express Centre.

The new facility becomes the fifth TNT Express Centre in the region and is expected to significantly improve the ability of the company to meet the ever-increasing demand for its services especially within the city of Nairobi.

"The establishment of this modern facility is not only a culmination of our grand plan to revolutionise the country’s express delivery services industry,” said the firm’s Country Manager Samuel Gichohi.

He added that setting up the centre was part of an ongoing investment of Sh138 million towards expanding its operations in Kenya. The five-year investment plan was announced in 2008 following the buy-back of its local franchise holder, converting it to a fully-fledged TNT Worldwide Express operation in this market.

“The new Express Centre is also part of an ongoing commitment by TNT Express to continue strengthening its presence in this market thereby better accommodating the growing demand for express deliveries in region,” he said.

Over the last two years, TNT Express business in the region has continued to record solid growth, despite the many challenges in the operating environment.

He expressed confidence that the prospects for their business this year were positive.

“The continuing recovery of the local economy coupled with improvements in infrastructure as well as the implementation of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market Protocol will present some exciting growth opportunities for TNT Express and the industry in general,” concluded Mr Gichohi.

The Kenya office is a subsidiary of TNT which is headquartered in the Netherlands and offers network infrastructures in Europe and Asia. It is quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and serves more than 200 countries.

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