Logistics partnership with Zwilling
DHL manages the Solingen-based cutlery manufacturer's parcel businessBonn, 07/23/2003, 11:30 AM CEST
Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) and the Solingen-based group of companies Zwilling J. A. Henckels have agreed on a logistics partnership. DPWN, which has combined its entire express and logistics activities under the DHL brand, is initially managing the parcel business in Germany and Europe for the world-famous cutlery manufacturer. The agreement, which has now been signed, provides for the extension of the business to include the world-wide transport of Zwilling's products.
Through the partnership the Zwilling group will in future receive the entire spectrum of services along the logistics chain from DHL. The parcel business, with which the co-operation is beginning, covers a European-wide volume of approximately 250,000 items per year.
When the agreement was signed in Solingen, Germany, Eckhart Thomas, head of logistics at the Zwilling group, said that 'two strong brands are linked together' through this agreement. Marco Demuth, head of marketing and sales at DHL Express Germany, sees Deutsche Post World Net's brand strategy confirmed in the partnership: 'Our customer Zwilling already benefits from our new strengths, which we have created by combining the express and logistics activities under the DHL brand. In doing so we offer Zwilling access to all logistics services from a single source.'
With more than 270 years of history Zwilling is amongst the world's oldest brands. The company manufactures and sells high quality cutlery for private and business use. Apart from its headquarters in Solingen the Zwilling group today has subsidiaries in the most important industrial countries. The company's products are sold in over 100 countries around the world.