TNT’s roots are in Australia. In 1946, Ken Thomas started his own company — Thomas Nationwide Transport — with a single truck. In less than 50 years, his company grew into a global enterprise, even operating its own fleet of aircraft. Much of the growth came from strategic mergers and acquisitions.
In 1992, a friendly takeover by Dutch postal and telecommunications company KPN moved TNT headquarters to the Netherlands. Over the years, the company continued to expand by acquiring companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, steadily building its international express shipping network as well as domestic service in several countries via extensive road networks.
FedEx acquired TNT in 2016. Today, the company continues to offer and expand its road and air delivery services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.