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

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)

2018

Jetpak listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market

2019

Jetpak acquires 3D Logistik A / S

2020

Jetpak head office was moved to Stockholm-Arlanda