La Poste and Swiss Post have merged their UK operations to form a new business, Asendia UK, focused on the international mail market.
The new business incorporates La Poste UK (including Pitney Bowes IMS UK), Swiss Post International (UK) and Bedfordshire-based BTB Mailflight.
The head office is at Heathrow within newly extended Swiss Post International facilities.
Mailing, printing and goods fulfilment warehouses will remain at Bedford and Southampton, with Bedford also providing a response centre, digital print and the hybrid mail service Maileva.
Chief executive Frédéric Petton, said: “Everyone across the business has been working extremely hard over the past sixteen months towards the ‘unifying’ of three diverse entities into one cohesive business. I am happy to say that so far the merger is proving to be a successful venture, and has been achieved with the minimum disruption to customers, suppliers and staff.”