Our history

"Did you know you can now send packages in the hold compartment of our planes?"

These are the words of the former head of Linjeflyg, taken from an advertisement on TV.

Jetpak’s history stretches all the way back to 1979 when the idea that would eventually become Jetpak was born – to utilise unused load space on aeroplanes.

The business, which today is Jetpak, was initiated by the then CEO of Linjeflyg,  Jan Carlzon,  under the name “Jetpaket”.

In 1983,  the business became part of the SAS Group. Initially, the transports between different airports under the name “fraktflyget”, which developed into domestic freight being sent with a guaranteed delivery time. However, customers also needed fast ground transport with pick-up and drop-off “door-to-door”, which is why a collaboration was concluded with the courier chain AdenaPicko’s in 1986.

In 1991,  Jetpak AB was established and the collaboration between Jetpak and AdenaPicko’s proved successful, which resulted in the companies subsequently merging under the common Jetpak brand. The unique combination of fast ground transport in combination with flexible air transport was a success and thus created the basis for what is today’s Jetpak;
a logistics group based on a fully integrated distribution solution with both air and road transport elements.

In 1995,  the company expanded into Denmark, and to some extent to Europe and the rest of the world.

In 2006,  the then owner SAS sold the Jetpak operations to the private equity companies Accent Equity and Polaris Equity, which continued the national densification of the network – in parallel with a geographical expansion with a view to the Nordic region and Europe.

In 2012,  Jetpak became wholly owned by Polaris Equity. In 2015, the company updated its brand profile and launched the “next day” delivery concept.
During the years 2016 and 2017, Jetpak continued the work of strengthening its last mile network with courier company acquisitions in Borås, Malmö, Västerås and Helsingborg.

In 2018,  Jetpak acquired the Belgian company “Rightaway BVBA”, as part of the company’s strategy for continued European expansion.

In December 2018, Jetpak was listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm with an introductory price of SEK 45 per share.

In the autumn of 2019, Polaris sold its remaining shareholding in Jetpak to Paradigm Capital AG, which through various funds, thus became Jetpak’s largest owner.
In December 2019, Jetpak announced that it had acquired the Danish express logistics company 3D Logistik A/S with a focus on temperature-controlled transports. The company was then renamed “Jetpak Danmark A/S”.

In January of 2020, the Group’s head office was moved to Stockholm-Arlanda.

By December 2021, Jetpak announced that it had acquired the Danish express corurier company CTS Express A/S, with effect from January 2022.

In other respects, both 2020 and 2021 was to a large extent characterized by the effects of the corona pandemic (covid-19).


Adena begins its delivery vehicle business


Picko begins its delivery vehicle business


Jetpak (then called Jetpaket) is founded by the domestic airline company Linjeflyg


Adena and Picko merge together and form the AdenaPicko’s brand


Linjeflyg buys part of AdenaPicko’s and Jetpaket is launched in Norway


Jetpaket changes its name to Jetpak and takes steps out into the wider Nordic region


Jetpak AB is established


The transport company Bilspedition buys Jetpak


The airline SAS becomes the new owner of Jetpak


Jetpak launches in Denmark and tapes steps out into the rest of Europe and the wider world


The company’s specially developed IT system JENA is put into operation


The AdenaPicko’s brand is discontinued and replaced with Jetpak


SAS sells Jetpak to Accent Equity and Polaris Equity


Jetpak acquires the ground transport operations of Finnish company Lähettipirkka


Jetpak launches a new tailored distribution service – Jetpak By Night


Jetpak shuts down Lähettipirkka


Jetpak starts up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Gothenburg


Jetpak launches and expands in Estonia and the Baltic region


Jetpak becomes wholly owned by Polaris Equity


Jetpak discontinues Jetpak By Night


Jetpak updates its brand profile and launches "next-day" deliveries


Jetpak starts up its own operations in Amsterdam, Brussels, the UK and Düsseldorf


Jetpak streamlines its strategy, gets rid of Jetpak Borg and shuts down its By Night venture


Jetpak acquires the Swedish ground transport companies Ett Bud (Borås) and Götaland Logistik (Malmö)


The company creates a new centralised organisation with its headquarters located in Solna, just north of Stockholm


Jetpak expands to Poland and Germany


Jetpak acquires the Swedish ground transport companies Varuslussen (Västerås) and STU Budbilar (Helsingborg)


Jetpak listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market


Jetpak announced the acquisition of 3D Logistik A/S, with effect from 2020


Jetpak head office was moved to Stockholm-Arlanda


Jetpak announced the acquisition of CTS Express A/S, with effect from 2022