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2022 - The Group acquires J.F. Hillebrand Group

Hillebrand is recognized as a market expert in ocean freight forwarding, with a focus on beverages, non-hazardous liquids, using innovative flexitanks and ISO tank containers. DHL will benefit from Hillebrand's know-how and customer experience in bulk liquids and other adjacent special care commodities, to leverage the positive underlying growth pattern of these products. It also offers a wide range of value-added services, which will now be available to DHL customers, driving continuous outstanding service quality and exceptional customer experience. These services include industry-leading customer facing tools with best in class IT systems, as well as end-to-end service offers in the fast-growing bulk liquids segments including own flexitank productions being the industry benchmark in this sector.  

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