Is it the translation of the withdrawal of parent company, Dutch post, decided to withdraw from the logistics activity in France What it in, announced by referring at the last meeting of the Committee in early April, the social plan in Cemga-TNT Amiens should be formally confirmed at a next meeting scheduled for mid-May.
After be detached from 65 interim end of 2004, the subsidiary of TNT Logistics should break of 20-30 permanent, roughly half of the workforce (200 positions at end of 2004). It is the only company specializing in logistics in trouble in this prosperous area in Picardy.
Forced to bail out its subsidiary of repeatedly since the year 2000
Indeed, TNT (ex - GPT Group), which operates in France its two branches of activity (the express and logistics), has recently decided to bail out the logistical activity of its French subsidiary TNT Logistics (which represents 31 of the global CA and has lost EUR 11 million in Q1 2005). A recurrent rescue operation since his arrival in 2000, in the hope of recovering part of the services of La Poste française.
But some French sites are profitable and that of Amiens is not operated at full capacity, far from it. That is why the overall profitability of logistics in France is falling below the 4.1, required by the direction (against 5.3 in 2004). Activity messaging, which SURFs over 8.8 margin, is therefore not threatened.
In Picardy, in reality, Cemga-TNT let go customers one after the other, arguing that its warehouses are more standards. The subsidiary, which leased the buildings to the Marseilles group Barlattier, dropped in for a year, the 11 existing 8.
In fact, Cemga-TNT separates from customers if they do not sufficiently regular and consistent flow. Thus, he keeps the Dunlop Tire storage which creates a wheel of ten permanent positions. But Clarins, to test a flicker of outsourcing as well as its internal logistics, has seen its perfumes and cosmetics abandoned in a warehouse keeper without alarm... The first contract was apparently not large enough.
The loss of two key major customers profile
Another subject of surprise: the site of Amiens has no commercial structure to solicit other clients. Therefore remain two major cases on Amiens: Dunlop and Procter & Gamble. But these two - there are likely to switch to another organization in the coming months: Dunlop now held by Good Year will come to flows strained; Procter, he have an ad hoc platform on Amiens in the coming months.
In Oise, TNT seems less interested also in l ' Oréal, which deserted little by little the platform of 80 000 m2 located in Lagny-le-Sec. All of this for the greatest joy of DHL, absent of the agglomeration, studying with interest the situation of Amiens on the cards...
Please note. TNT Logistics employs 3,000 people in France, spread across 50 sites, plus a wheel up to 60 of temporary workers via a dedicated company Capac-Ranstadt. The Group focuses on a few multinationals which he proposes a complete logistics offer and a contract of six months at least.