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Our core business comprises tailor-made logistics services and supply chain solutions in order to reduce the complexity for our customers and to add sustainable value.

We offer a broad product portfolio including warehouse operations and transport as well as value-added services such as eFulfillment, omnichannel solutions and returns management, Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), Real Estate Solutions, Service Logistics and packaging solutions targeted to our customer's needs across all strategic industry sectors. We offer modular solutions that allow our customers' operations to be more agile and more flexible to respond to changing supply chain needs and requirements.

Solutions to reduce customer supply chain complexity

~8,500

vehicles

~188,000

Employees

>50

Countries

~6,000

collaborative robots

~17 million

Square meters of storage*

*    Includes owned and leased warehouses only and not customer-owned facilities operated by DHL.

Tailor-made supply chain solutions

Our core business comprises tailor-made logistics services and supply chain solutions to reduce complexity for our customers and to add sustainable value. We offer a broad product portfolio including warehouse operations and transport as well as value-added services such as eFulfillment, omnichannel solutions and returns management, Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), Real Estate Solutions, Service Logistics and packaging solutions targeted to our customer’s needs across all strategic industry sectors. We offer modular solutions that allow our customers’ operations to be more agile and more flexible to respond to changing supply chain needs and requirements.

Standardization and use of innovative technologies

We are constantly striving to increase speed and agility along the entire supply chain through modular standardization and the use of new technologies. State-of-the-art digital solutions are already used at more than 91 % of our locations, for example with some 6,000 collaborative robots and some 46,000 smart wearables deployed. In addition, we leverage data analytics to drive operational efficiencies and to enhance the customer experience. We are integrating physical and digital supply chain solutions.

Leading position in contract logistics

The global contract logistics market is estimated to have totaled around €275 billion for the year 2022. DHL is the global market leader in the fragmented market of contract logistics, with a market share of 6.0 % (2022) and operations in more than 50 countries. The market share of the next leading provider is approximately half as large.

Meeting or exceeding customers’ expectations

With the globally consistent operating standards of our “Operations Management System First Choice,” we want to ensure that we consistently either meet or exceed our customers’ quality expectations and continuously improve.

Thanks to our systematic follow-up on customer feedback, our satisfaction values (Net Promoter Approach) continue to rise from their already high level.

  • € billion

    Asia Pacific

    Americas

    Middle East / Africa

    Europe

    Global

    Contract logistics

    95

    88

    9

    83

    275

    *
    Own company estimate; rounded.