DHL announced a collaboration with parcel transport authorities in two of the European Union’s member-states, in South-Central and Central Europe.
Specifically, DHL Parcel Europe, part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, will be working with the Slovenian (Pošta Slovenije) and the Hungarian (Magyar Posta) postal services, in order to expand its network and ensure better operations for both company and customers. The aim of this partnership is to create a single parcel transport infrastructure, able to better manage cargo. This is also one of the steps that DHL is undertaking to help develop the e-commerce market.
Projected growth for both new markets
Thanks to the new partnership with the Hungarian and the Slovenian postal services, the e-commerce market in both countries is expected to develop. As a result, by the year 2020, Slovenia is expected to witness a growth of around 53%, with Hungary coming in second at a 36% increase. This also means that cross-border transport will be more efficient.
A valuable partnership
DHL Parcel Europe CEO, Achim Dünnwald is confident regarding the success of the recent partnership with Hungary and Slovenia. As a result, the official issued the following statement: ‘Together with our partners we now provide the necessary infrastructure and the right services in Hungary and Slovenia. With the extended network and our high service standards we are laying the foundations for a genuine European e-commerce landscape’. The CEO also aims to aid online customers, while hoping to collaborate with as many markets as possible. Online customers will be able to use the DHL Parcel Connect service, which is known as a ‘service standard for cross-border B2C deliveries’. Saturday delivery in Hungary and Slovenia will be guaranteed, as well as precise info on delivery times and dates.
A strong presence in Europe
The two countries are part of the latest in European development for DHL, as the postal/ courier services company is already present in 18 European states. DHL Parcel Europe now has a strong presence in the Benelux countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg), along with Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Sweden, France, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the German domestic market. By the year 2020, the company wishes to expand further into other European markets.