DHL Commemorates 40 Years of Facilitating Global Trade and Positions Itself for Future Growth

– Company’s innovative services play an active role in growing global trade

– Strong customer focus key to industry-leading solutions

– Spirit of innovation to see the company through to the next decades

PLANTATION, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Citing the company’s pioneering spirit, strong customer focus and critical role in facilitating global trade, Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL, recounted the secret of DHL’s success as the world’s leading express and logistics provider marked its 40th anniversary on September 25, 2009.

“”In 1969, three men set out to do the impossible and conquered the moon. A few months later, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn founded DHL and made the world a little smaller,”” Appel said. “”DHL pioneered the international express industry, making it possible for documents to reach recipients overnight instead of a few days.””

The express company quickly grew to encompass global forwarding and supply chain management, through the strategic integration of leading forwarder Danzas Air & Ocean in 2002 and supply chain/logistics expert Exel in 2005. DHL was thus able to offer a comprehensive suite of services through its unparalleled global network that spans over 220 countries and territories. Today, DHL is the leading industry provider in its various segments: No 1 in Air and Ocean Freight, No 1 in International Express, No 1 in Contract Logistics and No 2 in European Road Freight.

By initially offering a revolutionary service