Royal Mail Plc is a provider of postal and delivery services in the UK, with significant operations in continental Europe. The company operates as a three business segments: UKPIL (UK Parcels, International and Letters), General Logistics Systems GLS and Other. The UKPIL segment collects and delivers parcels and letters predominantly through two networks: the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide. It provides collection and delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. GLS comprises the group's European parcel business and is focused on the deferred parcels segment. GLS operates in 22 European countries and nation states through wholly-owned members of the GLS Group and franchisees, and covers an additional 15 European countries and nation states through network and service partners of the GLS Group, which include Parcelforce Worldwide in the UK. Royal Mail was founded on September 6, 2013 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.