DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP
Connecting people, improving lives
•Germany’s No. 1 mail and parcel provider
•No. 1 in international express delivery
•Leader in the forwarding business
•No. 1 in contract logistics
•Global E-Commerce enabler
•About 550,000 employees in more than
220 countries and territories
In 1969, 3 budding entrepreneurs – Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn – founded DHL. DHL took its first small steps in building for the future by personally shipping papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu. The years passed and the DHL network grew ever larger, gradually reaching out to new customers in every corner of the world. At the same time, the marketplace developed and became more complex, so DHL adapted to meet the changing needs of its customers - both at global and local level.
In 1999, Danzas was purchased by our parent company Deutsche Post DHL. Then, in late 1999, Deutsche Post DHL purchased Air Express International (AEI). In 2003, Deutsche Post DHL consolidated all of its express and logistics activities into one single brand, DHL. The DHL brand was further strengthened by Deutsche Post DHL's acquisition of Airborne Express in 2003 and then the acquisition of Exel in 2005.
Today, DHL stands tall as the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry. Our international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. DHL also offers unparalleled expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistics solutions as well as international mail services.