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Competitors closes up against Postnord

”postnord's future role must be elucidated”. So reads the slogan when the industry Graphical Companies, Citymail and postföretaget 21 Grams collected in a joint initiative to raise the question about what Postnord really should keep on with.

by its weight as a state actor infringes in industries where they don't belong and that it creates a oschysst competition vis-à-vis the private players.

– as mail volumes go down, they go in and compete very aggressively in markets that are not their own. It will be an incredibly tough competition of the private operators, where Postnord uses his position in a way that is not reasonable, " says Ravindra Parasnis, ceo at Graphic Companies.

among others, on the printing activities, logistics services, distribution of direct mail and e-commerce solutions, which they believe extends far beyond the reach of its original mission: to deliver the letters.

creating Postnord, a severely depressed pricing by competitors, the private operators, can not afford to match.

– Our members ends up many times in a situation where they have to be on nollmarginal or even in order to be able to compete, " he says.

– In a long-term perspective, to beat out the competition and the result is that we consumers do not get innovative and useful new services.

Exactly what the initiative should consist of, they are not completely clear. But for a start, they have three players invited to the various ”relevant politician” to a seminar to get started the discussion. A representative from Postnord, however, is not invited.

expect to be able to present a report with the ”overall conclusions” and a number of proposals to submit to the ministry of industry. It is hoped that this work will lead to a clearer answer from the state about what the reach of its core assignment is.

" the State should, as the owner of the company, have a strong interest to investigate and determine what is a reasonable mission for Postnord, says Ravindra Parasnis.

From postnord's side, you think it will be good enough with the framework that already exists.

– The short answer is that we follow what our owner has decided that we should do, and the guidelines are available from the PTS and the Swedish competition authority, " said Julia Spector, head of media relations at Postnord.

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