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DHL Express
Deutsche Post AG

Type Industry Founded Headquarters

Division Express Logistics 1969 Bonn, Germany Frank Appel (CEO, Chairman)

Key people

Adrian Dalsey (co-founder) Larry Hillblom (co-founder) Robert Lynn (co-founder) DHL Express Worldwide

Products

DHL Express 9:00 DHL Express 12:00

Owner(s) Employees Website

Deutsche Post DHL 500,000 (2009) www.dhl.com

DHL Express is a division of Deutsche Post providing international express mail services.[1] Originally founded in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu, the company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. The company was primarily interested in offshore and inter-continental deliveries, but the success of FedEx prompted their own inter-US expansion starting in 1983. DHL aggressively expanded to countries that could not be served by any other delivery service, including the Eastern Bloc, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL, finally reached majority ownership in 2001, and completed the purchase in 2002. Deutsche Post then effectively absorbed DHL into its Express division while expanding the use of the DHL brand to other Deutsche Post divisions, business units and subsidiaries. Today, DHL Express shares its well-known DHL brand with other Deutsche Post business units such as DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain. DHL Express holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II.

Contents
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1 History
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1.1 Genesis 1.2 Domestic expansion 1.3 DP purchase

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2 Services 3 Environmental record 4 DHL Aviation 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

[edit] History
[edit] Genesis
Larry Hillblom was studying law at the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and had little money. He started running courier duty between San Francisco and Los Angeles, picking up packages for the last flight of the day, and returning on the first flight the next morning, up to five times a week. When he graduated, Hillblom decided to go into the courier business himself. He found a niche that no other company was filling, offering to fly bills of lading from San Francisco to Honolulu. By flying the documents ahead of the freight they could be processed prior to vessel arrival and save valuable time after arrival. Hillblom put up a portion of his student loans to start the company, bringing in his two friends Adrian Dalsey and Robert Lynn as partners, with their combined initials as the company name. All three shared a Plymouth Duster that they drove around San Francisco to pick up the

documents in suitcases. business units and subsidiaries. A European hub opened in Brussels in 1985. Please try to keep recent events in historical perspective. expanding to Toronto. Hong Kong. The only major competitor in the overnight market was Federal Express (FedEx). By the late 1980s the domestic operations were losing money. Today.[citation needed] [edit] DP purchase In 1998. For lower-volume routes the company would hire couriers on a one-off basis. Their first hires were Max and Blanche Kroll. and the only one offering overnight service. The company started expanding their service through the early 1970s. while the foreign operations continued to account for 2/3rds of the company's income. This simple expedient would repeatedly save the company many legal hassles in the future. DHL was never able to overcome FedEx's head start. Singapore and Australia. and completed the purchase in 2002. Deutsche Post then effectively absorbed DHL into its Express division while expanding the use of the DHL brand to other Deutsche Post divisions. As the business took off. at the same time they were by far the largest international carrier. the DHL Express shares its well-known DHL brand with other Deutsche Post business units such as DHL Global Forwarding. trading airline tickets for the delivery. Nevertheless. and opened a major distribution hub in Cincinnati in 1983. they started hiring new couriers to join the company. DHL turned their attention to the overnight market in the US. the corporate credit card. then Japan. which didn't open its first international service until 1981. then rushed to the airport to book flights using another relatively new invention. In comparison. However. and DHL was the third largest courier behind FedEx and the UPS. and when they investigated and found nothing amiss. whose apartment in Hawaii often became a makeshift flophouse for their couriers. DHL Freight. (November 2008) . Canada. the domestic market was extremely profitable. Ontario. following the success of FedEx. DHL Supply Chain and DHL Global Mail This article or section may be slanted towards recent events. The first was when the FBI was tipped off about the groups of briefcase-carrying young men making repeated trips to Hawaii. first to the Philippines. with 40% of that market. several agents became regular couriers for the company. when would-be investigators would take them up on the open offer and make a delivery while taking their family on vacation.[citation needed] [edit] Domestic expansion In the 1970s DHL was one of the only truly international delivery companies. capturing only 6% of the domestic market. finally reached majority ownership in 2001. Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL.

Germany. and begins to integrate it into DHL. a Tupolev Tu-154 passenger jet.000 ft (11. as of October 2008.[2] • 2001: Deutsche Post acquired a majority (51%) of DHL's shares.000 m) over Überlingen. 2001: The Packstation. Inc. which in 2003 was renamed ASTAR Air Cargo. The Airborne Express Airline named ABX Air is to provide contract ACMI service until 2011. DHL's unions call a strike in response. paralyzing work for a day. The aircraft began a dangerous phugoid (vertical oscillation) but the crew managed to land safely at the airport despite only being able to control the aircraft by adjusting the engine thrust. Buenos Aires All US domestic flights were handled by DHL Airways. carrying DHL delivery bicycles on board. 2002: Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937. 21 October 2004: DHL Express announced that it would move its European hub from Brussels to Leipzig. an automated delivery booth. at 35. Germany (Vatry. The aircraft had taken off from Baghdad airport. France was considered and rejected). The 69 people aboard the Tupolev (consisting mainly of Russian schoolchildren) and the two pilots of the Boeing were killed. due to a miscommunication between the pilots of Flight 2937 and Swiss air traffic control.DHL boat in Amsterdam.[5] • • • • • • • .[3] August 2003: Deutsche Post acquires Airborne Express. and the remaining 49% in 2002. disabling all three hydraulic systems and setting the wing on fire.[4] September 2004: a planned expansion by DHL at Brussels International Airport created a political crisis in Belgium. The new DHL was launched by merging the old DHL. a Boeing 757-200 cargo jet. 8 November 2004: DHL Express invests €120 million in Indian domestic courier Blue Dart and becomes the majority shareholder in the company. DHL's first airline still remains with over 550 pilots in service. DHL advertising on the Tren de la Costa light railway. Danzas and Securicor Omega Euro Express. The missile struck the left wing. is introduced as a pilot project in Dortmund and Mainz. collided with DHL Flight 611. 22 November 2003: DHL shootdown incident in Baghdad: Iraqi insurgents fired an SA-7 "Grail" surface-to-air missile at a European Air Transport Airbus A300 operating on behalf of DHL.

based at Leipzig/Halle Airport. On December 14.000 new jobs.[13] 30 January 2009 DHL ends domestic pick up and delivery service in the United States. 2009.000 products to support 600 hospitals and other health providers in England. in 2008 DHL will open a new 250. which had just acquired Tibbett & Britten Group.S.000 sq ft (23. they received military honors by the U. the first of such kind in Afghanistan.[15] • • • • • • • • • . 2005.6 billion. The carrier will operate up to 11 Boeing 777Fs by 2012. DHL will be responsible for providing logistics services for over 500.[8] Its cargo hub would shift from Wilmington to Louisville. International protests. it added its well-known DHL brand acquired with the purchase of DHL Express to form the name DHL Exel Supply Chain.• • September 2005: Deutsche Post made an offer to buy contract logistics company Exel plc. resulting in a significant positioning for improved service and timeliness to the European Union.000 m2) distribution centre to act as a stock holding hub for food and other products.[11] See also: Wilmington. ASTAR Air Cargo and ABX Air for now. Germany. with another distribution centre opening in 2012. were assassinated in Kabul.000 people (500. in a 50:50 joint venture with Lufthansa Cargo. May 2008: DHL Aviation moved their central depot to Leipzig. by one of their own Afghan employees. NewEgg is one such company that uses this option as of August 10. Following the latest deal.[12] 10 November 2008: DHL announces that it is cutting 9. Deutsche Post announced the completion of the acquisition of Exel plc. September 2006: DHL wins ten year contract worth £1. provided that the packages are tendered to USPS for local delivery. Ohio October 2008: Two DHL Express Middle East senior executives. and is still in talks with UPS to transport DHL packages between U. DHL have a global workforce of 285.S.[9][10] The Air Line Pilots Association." DHL will continue to use its current air cargo providers. April 2009: UPS announced that DHL and UPS have ended negotiations for an agreement for UPS to provide airlift for DHL packages between airports in North America.000 people including DPWN and other sister companies) and roughly $65 billion in annual sales. to run the NHS Supply Chain (part of the UK's National Health Service).500 jobs as it discontinues domestic air and ground operations within the United States to deal with economic uncertainty. It is retaining international services. including terminating its business relationship with ABX Air and entering into a contract with competitor UPS for air freight operations. When integrating Exel into its Logistics division. airports. 28 May 2008: DHL Express announced the restructuring plans for its United States network. military.[7] December 2007: DHL becomes the first ever carrier to transport cargo via wind powered ships flying MS Beluga Skysails kites. David Giles and Jason Bresler.[6] September 2007: DHL Express co-founds new cargo airline AeroLogic. "We have not been able to come to a conclusive agreement that is acceptable to both parties. effectively leaving UPS and FedEx as the two major express parcel delivery companies in the United States[14] Limited domestic service is still available from DHL. As part of this new contract. DHL said in a statement. The two new distribution centres will create around 1.

It is also the sole provider for transferring USPS mail in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan. DHL Express's global headquarters are part of the Deutsche Post headquarters in Bonn. DHL has a minor partnership with the USPS.[13] [edit] Environmental record This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. As it is German-owned. Headquarters for the Americas are located in Plantation. including deliveries to countries such as Iraq. [edit] Services A Tupolev Tu-204C operated for DHL by Aviastar-TU at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. as the country has shaky relations with the West. The aircraft involved was SP-FDO and the flight had departed from Helsinki Airport. DHL is not affected by U. Most of DHL Express' business is incorporated as DHL International GmbH. TNT. FCML WORLDWIDE. The flight was being operated by Exin on behalf of DHL. The European hub is in Leipzig.[18] As DHL is not a US company. The talk page may contain suggestions. DHL offers worldwide services. Please improve this section if you can. DHL contracts these services to other providers. Two of the six crew members were injured. which allows DHL to deliver small packages to the recipient through the USPS network. embargoes or sanctions and will ship to Cuba. (November 2010) In a mail delivery company. it is not allowed to make domestic flights between U. Russia. Their efforts have been outreaching in road to achieving environmentally friendly goals.[17] However there is strict codes for delivering to North Korea. The amount of pollution emitted from vehicle transportation alone is a major responsibility for DHL. LDH Express and national post carriers such as United States Postal Service and Royal Mail. Initial reports indicated problems with the landing gear and one of the engines.S. airports. However.[19] DHL plans to overcome . Florida.[16] Iran and North Korea.• On 18 March 2010 a DHL Antonov An-26 aircraft made an emergency landing on the frozen Lake Ülemiste. close to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. the methods of transportation may have an effect on the environment.S. UPS. The revelation of adverse affects has prompted DHL to discuss and implement alternative options that are more conducive for the environment. Afghanistan and Burma. Major competitors include FedEx. while its Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets headquarters are located in Singapore.

Its base has been moved to Leipzig/Halle Airport.[21][dead link] On 16 September 2005 DHL won a High Court injunction establishing an exclusion zone around each of its 288 buildings in the UK as well as the homes of its 18. provides services for the European network from East Midlands Airport. European Air Transport. SNAS/DHL. The fuel was switched to compressed natural gas which they hope to accomplish with 50% of their vans. The firm has been the subject of a campaign of intimidation because of their business with Huntingdon Life Sciences. They have changed vehicles in certain delivery fleets in accordance to their use of newer fuel ideas. services destinations in Central and South America. The EMS is established to develop DHL’s environment objectives and future. The injunction also protects anyone doing business with DHL from intimidation. DHL Air UK.000 UK employees. This is to enhance overall efficient transportation and processes that have qualified them to reach environmental requirements set up by governments. runs the European network. which are collectively referred to as DHL Aviation: • • • • DHL Aero Expreso. [edit] Gallery • A Deutsche Post Mail Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van using the DHL trademark • . including Afghanistan. United Kingdom.[23] operating a total of 80 aircrafts. Brussels Airport. DHL “travels naturally”. Hounslow.its negative environmental impacts through its operations on the ground.[22] [edit] DHL Aviation Main article: DHL Aviation Deutsche Post owns four airline subsidiaries operating for DHL Express. provides services from Bahrain International Airport for a wide variety of Middle East destinations. Panama City. Bahrain.[20] More intensive measures have been taken to physically control the amount of polluting by use of the alternative fuel examples. The judge banned protesters from coming within 50 yards (46 m) of any DHL premises or the homes of their employees as well as any organized demonstration within 100 yards (91 m) unless the police had been given four hours' notice. Through their Environmental Management System (EMS). Muharraq. Panama. Iraq and Pakistan. Belgium.

then joining us could be a great career move for you. responsibility. and are willing to embrace change.A DHL Airbus A300 in Baghdad after terrorist attack • DHL Boat in Venice • The 2002 Jordan Grand Prix EJ12 F1 car carrying DHL sponsorship • A GMC Savana van using the DHL trademark [edit] See also Working at DHL Hot Jobs International Service Agents (Package Handlers) . If you possess high levels of initiative. DHL and its parent company Deutsche Post DHL are always looking for dedicated and talented individuals to become part of the team. . team spirit.Cincinnati Join a company that’s always on the move As the world's leading logistics provider and part of one of the ten largest employers in the world.

USA Job Watch or around the world DP DHL global job search. Deutsche Post DHL DHL offers integrated services and tailored. improve service quality and leverage economies of scale and cost benefits. From Humble Beginnings to Global Market Leader . The Group management functions are performed by the Corporate Center.dp-dhl-career.S.com to access career tools including: • • • Calendar of recruiting events Career Explorer Test – find out which is the right job for you! MBA Internships and Competitions A world of opportunities awaits you! Company Portrait Company structure. customer-focused solutions for managing and transporting letters. This consolidation enables us to increase the flexibility of our business. IT and Procurement. Visit our global site http://www. These segments operate under the control of their own divisional headquarters.Where do you want to work? We offer opportunities worldwide and across many different occupational areas. including Finance Operations. DHL: Four Divisions – One Brand – One Provider – All Your Solutions DHL comprises four divisions. Our Organization x Our History x Key Dates x DHL is Part of the World's Leading Logistics Group. goods and information. historic background and key events that shaped DHL today. We have centralized the internal services which support the entire Group. Where do you want to work? Search for jobs in the U.

The years passed and the DHL network grew ever larger. Today. Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn in San Francisco. Steps to Success 1969 • + DHL founded by Adrian Dalsey. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. DHL took its first small steps in building for the future by personally shipping papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expansion into the Far East and Pacific Rim. contract logistics solutions as well as international mail services.Adrian Dalsey. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions. DHL also offers unparalleled expertise in express.DHL has continued to expand at a phenomenal rate. so DHL adapted to meet the changing needs of its customers . Back In 1969. gradually reaching out to new customers in every corner of the world. Our success has always been based around delivering excellent service for our customers. the marketplace developed and became more complex. From 1969 until today. At the same time. overland transport.both at global and local level. the approach and dedication has remained the same. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009. air and ocean freight.Founded in San Francisco more than 40 years ago by 3 budding entrepreneurs . Never complacent. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment. Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn . 1971-1980 1971  DHL expands its Express network rapidly and becomes a trusted partner of many companies. it stands tall as the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry. 1972 . proactive solutions and local strength. Today.

1999 . 1981-1990 1983  DHL is the first air express forwarder to serve Eastern European countries. 1998   Deutsche Post becomes a shareholder in DHL. 1991-2000 1991  DHL becomes the first international express company to restart service to Kuwait after the Gulf War. More than 165.000 shipments are handled each night. USA. An international distribution center (hub) is opened in Cincinnati. 1986  DHL enters into a joint venture with the People's Republic of China and becomes the first express company active in China. Singapore and Australia. Globally. Only document services had been available until now. Services introduced in Japan. 1990  + DHL enters into strategic alliances with Lufthansa. 1977  The first German DHL office is opened in Frankfurt. Japan Airlines and Nissho Iwai. Latin America and Africa.052 customers and 314 staff. 1976-1978  Expansion in three major regions as DHL launches in the Middle East. DHL now has 3. Hong Kong. 1985  A state-of-the-art hub is opened in Brussels. A major IT center is opened in Kuala Lumpur. 1974  The first UK office is opened in London. 1993  DHL invests 60 million dollars in a new hub facility in Bahrain. 1979  + DHL extends its services to delivering packages.

A 100 percent shareholding is completed by the end of the year. DHL and Postbank make up the Group's current brand architecture. It replaces the facility in London. DHL becomes the new brand for all Deutsche Post's international mail business. In April. USA. DHL Worldwide Express invests over 1 billion euros in a new state-of-the-art air cargo fleet in the European and African network. responds immediately to requests from government and aid organizations. DHL enters into a joint venture with Cathay Pacific for express air cargo. DHL. DHL now serves as the exclusive brand for all express and logistics activities. A new global IT center is opened in Scottsdale. 2003   DHL increases its share in Sinotrans to 5 percent.  Following the purchase of Airborne Express (2002 revenue: 3.  October sees the launch of a five-year investment program in China: DHL will significantly expand its capacities through an investment of 200 million dollars.  DHL changes its corporate colors from red and white to yellow and red. DHL becomes the third largest express service provider in the USA. thereby becoming Sinotrans' largest strategic investor. packing materials and buildings begins. 2004   New global IT facility opens in Prague. the worldwide visual transformation of all vehicles.3 billion dollars). Czech Republic.000 employees worldwide work for DHL Global Mail. 2004/2005  Directly after the tsunami in South Asia. DHL bridges the last gap in its US/American network with Airborne's overland transport network. with over 40 offices throughout the disaster region.  34 new Boeing 757SF cargo planes are acquired: these planes cut noise at take off by 77 percent and CO2 emissions by 13 percent compared to the fleet of B737Fs they replace. Deutsche Post.   Network expansion in Asia: in October. About 4. + 2001-today 2002  Deutsche Post World Net becomes the major shareholder in DHL from 1 January. The Group helps with free charter flights carrying . the premium domestic courier and integrated air express package distribution company in India.  Acquisition of 68 percent stake in Blue Dart.

Exel primarily offers transport and logistics solutions for key customers.000 employees work for Exel in 135 countries. supporting the UN and the international community's disaster response efforts in the aftermath of major sudden-onset natural disasters. 2008  DHL opens its new state-of-the-art European air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany. 2007  The DHL Innovation Center opens near Bonn. simplifying customers' lives and providing a positive contribution to the world.600 drivers and couriers. A state-of-the-art research and development center. 2005  From August. The design has been tested through interviews and extensive trials with 3. Around 111. expands DHL's international network. The hub. From Humble Beginnings to Global Market Leader . Projects are realized via innovation partnerships within the business world and research partnerships. The company concludes the first half of 2005 with a 55 percent leap in profits to 172 million pounds (251 million euros).  A new organizational unit called 'DHL Solutions & Innovation' is established as the driver for innovative logistics solutions. in December for 5. one of Europe's largest construction sites.4 million garments will be shipped by DHL. highly innovative and marketable products from the logistics trends of the future. land transport as well as monetary donations.relief supplies.  Deutsche Post World Net acquires Exel. More than 1. the British logistics corporation. providing greater connectivity to global growth markets and enabling DHL to improve its overall customer service.  DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT) are established. Strategy 2015' s vision is to make DHL "The Logistics Company for the World" through respect and results. DHL introduces its new corporate wear.000 DHL employees in over 200 countries and territories are to be provided with new uniforms. 110. DHL employees from around the world launch donation campaigns. its mission is to develop new. Over the next nine months.5 billion euros. 2009   The Group presents its Strategy 2015 and is renamed as Deutsche Post DHL.

Today. proactive solutions and local strength. . Never complacent. 2003  DHL increases its share in Sinotrans to 5 percent. Back In 1969. Today.Founded in San Francisco more than 40 years ago by 3 budding entrepreneurs . A 100 percent shareholding is completed by the end of the year. overland transport. the approach and dedication has remained the same.DHL has continued to expand at a phenomenal rate. USA. air and ocean freight. 2002  Deutsche Post World Net becomes the major shareholder in DHL from 1 January. At the same time. DHL enters into a joint venture with Cathay Pacific for express air cargo. The years passed and the DHL network grew ever larger. A new global IT center is opened in Scottsdale.   Network expansion in Asia: in October. thereby becoming Sinotrans' largest strategic investor. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions. DHL also offers unparalleled expertise in express. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. gradually reaching out to new customers in every corner of the world. the marketplace developed and became more complex. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009. it stands tall as the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry. From 1969 until today.both at global and local level. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. DHL took its first small steps in building for the future by personally shipping papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu. so DHL adapted to meet the changing needs of its customers . Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn . Our success has always been based around delivering excellent service for our customers.Adrian Dalsey. DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment. contract logistics solutions as well as international mail services.

3 billion dollars). DHL becomes the new brand for all Deutsche Post's international mail business. in December for 5. 2007 .  Following the purchase of Airborne Express (2002 revenue: 3. the British logistics corporation. responds immediately to requests from government and aid organizations. Czech Republic. DHL. The company concludes the first half of 2005 with a 55 percent leap in profits to 172 million pounds (251 million euros).  Deutsche Post World Net acquires Exel. DHL and Postbank make up the Group's current brand architecture. About 4. 2005  From August.5 billion euros.  October sees the launch of a five-year investment program in China: DHL will significantly expand its capacities through an investment of 200 million dollars. 2004  New global IT facility opens in Prague. 2004/2005  Directly after the tsunami in South Asia. land transport as well as monetary donations.000 DHL employees in over 200 countries and territories are to be provided with new uniforms. It replaces the facility in London. the premium domestic courier and integrated air express package distribution company in India.4 million garments will be shipped by DHL. DHL becomes the third largest express service provider in the USA. More than 1. Over the next nine months. supporting the UN and the international community's disaster response efforts in the aftermath of major sudden-onset natural disasters. the worldwide visual transformation of all vehicles. In April. DHL now serves as the exclusive brand for all express and logistics activities.   Acquisition of 68 percent stake in Blue Dart. Deutsche Post. 110. DHL bridges the last gap in its US/American network with Airborne's overland transport network. packing materials and buildings begins. The design has been tested through interviews and extensive trials with 3. with over 40 offices throughout the disaster region. Exel primarily offers transport and logistics solutions for key customers. Around 111.  DHL changes its corporate colors from red and white to yellow and red. The Group helps with free charter flights carrying relief supplies.600 drivers and couriers. DHL introduces its new corporate wear.000 employees work for Exel in 135 countries.  DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT) are established.000 employees worldwide work for DHL Global Mail. DHL employees from around the world launch donation campaigns.

Projects are realized via innovation partnerships within the business world and research partnerships. Overview x Facts & Figures x Aviations x      “The express sector is one of the major drivers of global trade and we are excellently positioned to capitalize on this through our services which meet our customers’ domestic and international transport requirements.” Ken Allen. anywhere around the world.000 employees around the world who work tirelessly to deliver against our promise. A state-of-the-art research and development center. we have created an environment where people enjoy working together. 2009  The Group presents its Strategy 2015 and is renamed as Deutsche Post DHL. one of Europe's largest construction sites. 2008  DHL opens its new state-of-the-art European air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany. I take great pride in our 100.   EXPRESS Division  DHL Express is the global market leader in the international express business. CEO EXPRESS . The DHL Innovation Center opens near Bonn. Strategy 2015' s vision is to make DHL "The Logistics Company for the World" through respect and results. At DHL Express. The hub. and one that fosters our personal relationships with our customers and overall company success. providing greater connectivity to global growth markets and enabling DHL to improve its overall customer service. expands DHL's international network.  A new organizational unit called 'DHL Solutions & Innovation' is established as the driver for innovative logistics solutions. its mission is to develop new. simplifying customers' lives and providing a positive contribution to the world. highly innovative and marketable products from the logistics trends of the future.

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1993  DHL invests 60 million dollars in a new hub facility in Bahrain. Japan Airlines and Nissho Iwai. thereby becoming Sinotrans' largest strategic investor. 1999  DHL Worldwide Express invests over 1 billion euros in a new state-of-the-art air cargo fleet in the European and African network. Deutsche Post. 1991-2000 1991  DHL becomes the first international express company to restart service to Kuwait after the Gulf War. In April.  34 new Boeing 757SF cargo planes are acquired: these planes cut noise at take off by 77 percent and CO2 emissions by 13 percent compared to the fleet of B737Fs they replace. DHL now serves as the exclusive brand for all express and logistics activities.   Network expansion in Asia: in October. A 100 percent shareholding is completed by the end of the year. packing materials and buildings begins. A major IT center is opened in Kuala Lumpur.  DHL changes its corporate colors from red and white to yellow and red.1986  DHL enters into a joint venture with the People's Republic of China and becomes the first express company active in China. 1990  + DHL enters into strategic alliances with Lufthansa. . USA. 1998   Deutsche Post becomes a shareholder in DHL. DHL and Postbank make up the Group's current brand architecture. DHL enters into a joint venture with Cathay Pacific for express air cargo. 2003   DHL increases its share in Sinotrans to 5 percent. + 2001-today 2002  Deutsche Post World Net becomes the major shareholder in DHL from 1 January. the worldwide visual transformation of all vehicles. A new global IT center is opened in Scottsdale.

2004/2005  Directly after the tsunami in South Asia. DHL introduces its new corporate wear. land transport as well as monetary donations. responds immediately to requests from government and aid organizations.4 million garments will be shipped by DHL. with over 40 offices throughout the disaster region.  DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT) are established. More than 1. DHL bridges the last gap in its US/American network with Airborne's overland transport network. highly innovative and marketable products from the logistics trends of the future. supporting the UN and the international community's disaster response efforts in the aftermath of major sudden-onset natural disasters.600 drivers and couriers. in December for 5. DHL becomes the third largest express service provider in the USA.000 employees worldwide work for DHL Global Mail. Projects are realized via innovation partnerships within the business world and research partnerships. DHL becomes the new brand for all Deutsche Post's international mail business. The company concludes the first half of 2005 with a 55 percent leap in profits to 172 million pounds (251 million euros).000 DHL employees in over 200 countries and territories are to be provided with new uniforms. Exel primarily offers transport and logistics solutions for key customers. its mission is to develop new. 2004   New global IT facility opens in Prague. the premium domestic courier and integrated air express package distribution company in India. DHL. DHL employees from around the world launch donation campaigns. It replaces the facility in London. 2008 .000 employees work for Exel in 135 countries. The Group helps with free charter flights carrying relief supplies. The design has been tested through interviews and extensive trials with 3.  Deutsche Post World Net acquires Exel.3 billion dollars). the British logistics corporation.  Acquisition of 68 percent stake in Blue Dart. A state-of-the-art research and development center.5 billion euros. Around 111. Czech Republic. 110. About 4. 2005  From August. 2007  The DHL Innovation Center opens near Bonn.  October sees the launch of a five-year investment program in China: DHL will significantly expand its capacities through an investment of 200 million dollars. Over the next nine months. Following the purchase of Airborne Express (2002 revenue: 3.

 DHL opens its new state-of-the-art European air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.  A new organizational unit called 'DHL Solutions & Innovation' is established as the driver for innovative logistics solutions. providing greater connectivity to global growth markets and enabling DHL to improve its overall customer service. expands DHL's international network. one of Europe's largest construction sites. . 2009   The Group presents its Strategy 2015 and is renamed as Deutsche Post DHL. The hub. Strategy 2015' s vision is to make DHL "The Logistics Company for the World" through respect and results. simplifying customers' lives and providing a positive contribution to the world.