DX Group

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DX Group
plc
Industry Courier, Mail, Logistics
Headquarters Head office in Iver, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Area served
UK & Ireland
Key people
Petar Cvetkovic, Chief Executive Officer
Products DX Secure
DX Exchange
DX Mail
DX Freight />DX Courier
Number of employees
Over 3,000
Website www.thedx.co.uk

DX (Group) plc (trading as DX and DX Freight) is a British mail, courier and logistics company, with operations throughout the UK and Ireland.[1]

With operational hubs and head offices in Iver, Northampton, Nuneaton, Warrington, Willenhall and Dublin, DX Group has established a network covering 99.7% of UK & Ireland business and residential addresses.

Established in 1975, amongst the Royal Mail postal strikes of the 1970s, DX Group had been in private ownership since 2006 and combines DX Network Services Ltd, DX Secure (previously Secure Mail Services (SMS)) and as of 15 March 2012, DX Freight, previously known as Nightfreight GB.

DX employs over 3,000 people within the UK and Ireland, many of them couriers.

History[edit]

Established in 1975 during the Royal Mail postal strikes of the 1970s, DX became the only next-day alternative for business mail delivery.[2]

DX Groups origins lie within the legal sector, with the DX Exchange members network supplying the majority of the top legal firms within the UK. With the acquisition of DX Secure (Secure Mail Services), DX became a more prominent player for mail and courier deliveries to residential addresses. This is a market which has in recent years experienced a huge increase in popularity and volume due to internet shopping and e-retailing.

On 27 February 2014 DX announced its First Day of Dealings on the AIM Stock Market [3]

DX Exchange[edit]

Each client site has its own DX number and a local exchange.[4] For example, Freshfields' London office uses the Chancery Lane exchange and their address is:
Freshfields
DX 23
Chancery Lane

Nightfreight acquisition[edit]

On 15 March 2012 DX acquired one of its competitors Nightfreight for an undisclosed sum.[5]

Competitors[edit]

Major UK competitors include Royal Mail, Hermes, Parcelforce and Yodel. In addition to these carriers, DX Group competes with a variety of international operators, including FedEx, DHL and UPS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DX Group Website
  2. ^ DX Origins
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ How to use DX Exchange, https://www.thedx.co.uk/corporate/customer-area/more-about-dx-exchange/how-to-use-dx-exchange/
  5. ^ Nightfreight Acquisition Confirmation