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2012 - Market position in Asia expanded

DHL opens its biggest express hub in Asia - the US$175 million DHL Express North Asia Hub at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The Hub is a logistics milestone in DHL's Asia Pacific network. With over 30 years of experience, DHL is the leading logistics brand in Asia. DHL divisions Express, Global Forwarding and Supply Chain are the clear market leaders in the international express, air freight and contract logistics business in the region as well as in many of the region’s most dynamic country markets such as China. DHL’s outstanding market position is based on its extensive investment in infrastructure and its own array of services. DHL plans to generate one third of its revenues in the region by 2017.

2012 - All mail centers modernized

The Stuttgart mail center is the last site to begin operating the new Großbrief mail item sorting system. Now all 82 Deutsche Post mail centers are equipped with the world leader in cutting-edge mail sorting machines. Deutsche Post has installed a total of 288 sorting machines for standard and compact letters as well 87 machines for Großbrief and Maxibrief items since 2009, an investment of around EUR400 million. This modernization effort will help ensure Germany’s fast, high-quality mail services into the future.  

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