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1999 - Acquisition of Danzas and AEI

The acquisition of the Swiss logistics provider Danzas and the largest American service provider in the field of international airfreight, Air Express International (AEI), attracts attention. Founded in 1815, the prestigious Danzas group is regarded as one of the world's leading logistics companies. With approximately 29,000 employees at the time of acquisition, Danzas has a strong logistics network on all continents.

The acquisition of AEI is similar. AEI has a network of branches in 135 countries. In addition to integrated logistics and multi-modal transport, it offers warehousing, distribution, customs processing and IT-based logistics services. AEI is integrated into the Intercontinental division of Danzas. As a full-service provider, the merged companies provide Deutsche Post with a dense transport network as well as an impressive portfolio of value-added services.

1999 - Acquisition of Postbank

In December 1998, the federal government of Germany sells its shares in Postbank to Deutsche Post AG. The acquisition of Postbank, which became effective January 1, 1999, forms the basis for a joint sales strategy.

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.  

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