|Lars Idermark (CEO)|
|Revenue||SEK 2.051 billion (2011)|
|Owner||Swedish Government (60%)
Danish Government (40%)
Number of employees
DPD Nordic AB
Svensk Adressändring AB
Tollpost Globe AS
Posten AB is the name of the Swedish postal service. The word "posten" means "the post" or "the mail" in Swedish. In 2009 it merged with its Danish equivalent, Post Danmark A/S, forming PostNord AB, a holding company that is jointly owned by the Swedish (60%) and Danish (40%) governments.
Posten was established as Kungliga Postverket (The Royal Postal Agency) in 1636 by the Lord High Chancellor of Sweden Axel Oxenstierna, who was de facto regent until the young Queen Christina took the throne in 1644. It was operated as a government agency into the 1990s when it was transformed into a government-owned limited company.
One of the most visible changes to the postal service was the decision in 2000 to replace Posten's numerous post offices with a franchise net of postal service points, run by grocery shops and petrol stations. Postal Service Centres, run by Posten, are maintained for business clients only.
Mail and package delivery is seen as very reliable in Sweden, but it has undergone large scale organisational changes and rationalisation in the last decade. Nevertheless, it is under increasing competition from private companies on the Swedish deregulated postal market. Their main competitor is the formerly private company CityMail, nationalised by Norway as of 2006. 
Transportation of the mail
Directors General of Postverket
- 1850-1867 Otto Wilhelm Staël von Holstein (1802–84)
- 1867-1889 Wilhelm Roos (1824–95)
- 1889-1907 Edvard von Krusenstjerna (1841-1907)
- 1896-1902 Frans Herman Schlytern (tf)
- 1907-1907 Richard Ossbahr (1853-1936)
- 1907-1925 Julius Juhlin (1861-1934)
- 1925-1947 Anders Örne (1881-1956)
- 1947-1965 Erik Swartling (1900–85)
- 1965-1973 Nils Hörjel (1917-2006)
- 1973-1982 Ove Rainer (1925–87)
- 1982-1988 Bertil Zachrisson (1926-)
- 1988-1994 Ulf Dahlsten (1946-)
Managing Directors of Posten AB
- 1994-1998 Ulf Dahlsten (1946-)
- 1999-2002 Lennart Grabe (1946-)
- 2002-2003 Börje Österholm (1942-)
- 2003-2008 Erik Olsson (1959-)
- 2008- Lars G. Nordström (1943-)
- Postage stamps and postal history of Sweden
- Postcode areas in Sweden
- List of Swedish government enterprises
- Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service
- "Annual Report 2010 and Sustainability Report" (PDF). Posten Norden AB. 23 February 2011. p. 40. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
- Posten Annual report 2005, page 18 Linked 2013-08-05
- Gustafsson, Eva-Marie. "Turnover Postal and Courier Activities in Sweden". Statistics Sweden, scb.se. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Railways". http://www.postnord.com. PostNord AB. Last update: 04 Jun 2010 13:32. Retrieved 13 November 2013. Check date values in:
- Posten.se - Official Posten site