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. In the beginning, the company’s operations focused on transporting goods from airport to airport via cargo planes, eventually developing to guarantee delivery times for domestic shipments. It turned out that customers also required speedy ground transport with pick-up and delivery options, which is what led to a collaboration with the delivery vehicle chain AdenaPicko’s in 1986.

Jetpak AB was founded in 1991. As customer requirements for fast ground transport increased, Jetpak merged together with AdenaPicko’s in 2004. This unique combination of ground and flight transport operations continued to grow until it eventually developed into the current form that Jetpak assumes today.

In 1995, Jetpak was acquired from Bilspedition by SAS, which expanded the company into Denmark and moved it into certain other geographic areas in Europe and elsewhere. In 2006, SAS sold Jetpak to Accent Equity and Polaris Equity, which continued to develop the Jetpak network on a national level to continue expanding across Europe. In 2011, the company was expanded into Estonia and the Baltic Region with its own business operations for this region.

In 2012, Jetpak became wholly owned by Polaris Equity which continued to develop the brand and started launching new products such as “next-day” deliveries. The Jetpak By Night venture in Norway was also discontinued at this time. In 2015, the company updated its brand profile and launched “next-day” deliveries. Over the coming years, the company continued to strengthen its last-mile network through smaller acquisitions in Borås and Malmö in 2016 and in Västerås and Helsingborg in 2017. In 2017, the company also continued European expansion into Poland and Germany.

1971

Adena begins its delivery vehicle business

1976

Picko begins its delivery vehicle business

1979

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

1983

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

1986

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

1989

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

1991

Jetpak AB is established

1993

The transport company Bilspedition buys Jetpak

1995

The airline SAS becomes the new owner of Jetpak

1997

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

2003

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

2004

The AdenaPicko’s brand is discontinued and replaced with Jetpak

2006

SAS sells Jetpak to Accent Equity and Polaris Equity

2006

Jetpak acquires the ground transport operations of Finnish company Lähettipirkka

2008

Jetpak launches a new tailored distribution service – Jetpak By Night

2009

Jetpak shuts down Lähettipirkka

2010

Jetpak starts up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Gothenburg

2011

Jetpak launches and expands in Estonia and the Baltic region

2012

Jetpak becomes wholly owned by Polaris Equity

2012

Jetpak discontinues Jetpak By Night

2014

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

2015

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

2015

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

2016

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

2016

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

2017

Jetpak expands to Poland and Germany

2017

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