Deutsche Post DHL Group strengthens cooperation with Austrian Post

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July 31, 2019: Yesterday Deutsche Post DHL Group, leader in mail and logistics services, informed that it has strengthened its cooperation with Austrian Post in Slovakia and Czech Republic. 

The companies will collaborate in last-mile parcel delivery in Slovakia and Czech Republic, in order to create profitable growth in the booming cross-border e-commerce business.

Under the agreement, In Time sro, a subsidiary of Austrian Post, will deliver parcels sent by DHL customers to Slovakia, while Deutsche Post DHL Group's Czech subsidiary, PPL CZ sro will deliver parcels sent by Austrian Post customers to Czech Republic.

These operations are expected to begin in September 2019.

Customers will benefit from high-quality parcel delivery services, including short delivery times for shipments, said DHL through a statement in its official release.

"With e-commerce on the rise and growing parcel volumes high quality and best-in-class customer experience in last-mile-delivery becomes increasingly a key differentiator and with this cooperation we will lay the right foundation for this,” said Petr Horak, managing director PPL CZ sro & DHL Parcel Slovensko.

This agreement has no impact on the business activities of DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

"We are confident that we will be able to convince the DHL customers thanks to our quality in last-mile-delivery and are pleased to have found a professional partner in the Czech Republic for our growing cross-border e-commerce business,” added Carsten Wallmann, senior vice president Turkey and Central, Eastern Europe Parcel, Austrian Post.

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