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1996 - Fast parcel delivery thanks to extensive investment

Massive investments in state-of-the-art logistics technology pave the way for faster delivery of letters and parcels throughout Germany. Thanks to reorganization and modernization of production at 33 parcel centers, Deutsche Post is able to significantly speed up the distribution process.

Another comprehensive, large-scale investment program was aimed at modernizing the infrastructure of the mail centers. When investment was completed in 1998, the network consisted of 83 high-tech production centers.

A high level of automation and standardization improves service quality and boosts productivity. Mail is one example. While less than 25 percent of letters were sorted by machine in the early 1990s, 90 percent of all items at mail centers are now processed fully automatically. Ninety-five percent of letters posted in Germany before final collection reach their recipient in just one day.

The History of DHL Group

More than 500 years of postal history - from the founding of the modern postal system to the establishment of the world's leading logistics group.  

 Photos from 1950, 1924, 1876, 1874, 1646, 1490: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation