- 13 March 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Deutsche Post DHL and Austria Post have entered into a long term agreement to mutually support their growing parcel businesses.
Under the deal customers are to receive higher quality parcel delivery that will include shorter delivery times for shipments. The deal will therefore enable greater profitable growth with regard cross-border e-commerce business.
“The expansion of our parcel business in Europe is proceeding successfully. This has culminated in a very attractive agreement which enables us and Austrian Post to strengthen and accelerate our growth in Austria and beyond. We will be exploring additional collaboration opportunities with Austrian Post in the future as we continue to focus on developing our international e-commerce business as a key growth driver for our Group,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group. “The agreement is a further step towards improving our quality and productivity in the European parcel business.”
“We are delighted to have Deutsche Post DHL Group as our partner. Our nationwide delivery throughout Austria stands for quality and reliability,” said Georg Pölzl, CEO of Austrian Post. “Pick-up stations, self-service zones, reception boxes and the features of our app are unique and are very well received by our customers.”
Exempted from the deal between DPDHL and Austria Post is DHL’s international express, freight transport and supply chain solutions: this applies only to the postal operator end of the business as opposed to the courier and freight end.