Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trade Fairs the Target of Specialist Logistics Offshoot of Major Freight and Logistics Group

German Based Company Targets World Domination
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GERMANY – DHL Freight is not just a subsidiary of Deutsche Post but has its own subdivisions which serve different sections of the supply chain as is required of any large international player in the field. Good news this week for one such business unit of the parent group as DHL Trade Fairs & Events has not only been selected once again to provide for the logistics requirements for the Leipzig Trade Fair, but has in fact become the sole such partner for the entire event, with a five year contract reflecting the organisers' desire for a long-term partnership.

By signing the new agreement, DHL will remain responsible for providing logistical services on the grounds of the Leipzig Trade Fair. These include traditional transport services as well as value-added services like customs clearance, temporary warehousing and trade fair organisation. The company also uses an innovative IT system, which played into the organiser’s decision to go with a single logistics provider. Markus Geisenberger, CEO of Leipziger Messe GmbH, the event organiser, said:

"DHL Trade Fair & Events has shown itself to be a solid, reliable partner in recent years. We wanted to extend and intensify this partnership due to their innovative system and the additional services that they provide. The advantages of this partnership will also benefit our customers and exhibitors.”

DHL Trade Fair & Events has branches in Frankfurt, Hanover, Cologne and Leipzig, and serves all other German trade fair cities. This particular DHL business unit has access to a global network with branches around the world, including in Birmingham, Geneva, Istanbul, Moscow, Mumbai, Oslo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Verona and Vienna and Vincenzo Scrudato, CEO of DHL Trade Fair & Events, observed:

"Germany's trade fair market is the most important one in the world. Being the official freight forwarder of the Leipzig Trade Fair is an excellent reference and also strategically important for our growth as a company - this is something that will benefit all of our DHL Trade Fairs & Events offices around the world. Our objective is to be the logistics partner for all of the world's major trade fairs. Leipzig is an important step along the way.”