Sector: 
Express courier
Main location: 
Bucharest, Romania
Investment date: 
Mar 2013 (Cargus) and Jun 2014 (Urgent)
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In 2013, Abris acquired 100% of Cargus, Romania’s second largest provider of domestic courier services. Partnering with its management, the company was acquired from DHL International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post.

In 2014, after completing a series of smaller acquisitions in the sector, Abris acquired Urgent Curier, the third largest domestic courier services provider, and merged it with Cargus. The merger created Urgent Cargus, now the leading express courier company in Romania with an approximately 32% market share.

Headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, Urgent Cargus is a modern organization with approximately 1,350 employees processing annually more than 23 million shipments. The company’s highly experienced senior management team has over 60 years of joint experience in the sector.

Urgent Cargus provides full coverage of all Romania’s territory, offering the fastest delivery times between peers and continuing to expand its penetration of the B2C segment. It also continues to strongly expand its B2B offering.

The Company is serving its clients an efficient territorial structure which includes optimized routes from multiple sorting centers and 140 over dispatches throughout Romania. Today, Urgent Cargus delivers over 2 million shipments a month, using more than 2,000 couriers.

Urgent Cargus offers a wide range of express services:

  • Domestic Services: Express segment (next day delivery for documents and parcels), Matinal express (guaranteed delivery before 10AM the next day), Express Partner (next day delivery with the possibility for consignees to pay the transport with the rates negotiated with the Sender), Pallet Service (product for pallets delivery);
  • Domestic Services for Cash customers: Express Box 5 & Box 10 (next day delivery for parcels of 5 & 10 kg with packaging), Ship & Go Product (next day delivery from / to Urgent Cargus Ship & Go offices); 
  • International Services: International Express (segment represented to almost any destination in the world with the cost-efficient option of road services throughout Europe, executed through partnership with DHL), Express Europe (import service from Europe to Romania in partnership with DHL), COD Bulgaria & Hungary (mainly for B2C segment, offers to Romanian online shops the possibility of selling their products in Bulgaria and Hungary).