DHL International GmbH is an international courier, package delivery and express mail service.

Basic Information

DHL is a division of the German logistics firm Deutsche Post. The company delivers over 1.5 billion parcels per year. The company was founded in San Francisco, USA, in 1969 and expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. In 1979, under the name of DHL Air Cargo, the company entered the Hawaiian Islands with an inter-island cargo service using two DC-3 and four DC-6 aircraft. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL. It reached controlling interest in 2001, and acquired all outstanding shares by December 2002. The company then absorbed DHL into its Express division, while expanding the use of the DHL brand to other Deutsche Post divisions, business units, and subsidiaries. Today, DHL Express shares its DHL brand with business units such as DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain. DHL offers worldwide services, including deliveries to countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Myanmar. See more

Legal Name

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DHL International GmbH

Headquarters

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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Founding Date

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1969

No. of Employees

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1000+

Core Team

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1.

Adrian Dalsey

Co-Founder

2.

Larry Hillblom

Co-Founder

Funding

Total Funding

$3.7M

Investors

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1.

Catena