DHL Expands in Area of Chilled Food Logistics
A "cool alliance" with profresh SystemlogistikBonn, 12/14/2004, 10:30 AM CET
DHL Solutions will be distributing the main share of its fresh goods ranging from 2 to 5 C° using profresh Systemlogistik, a small and middle-sized business association. The alliance of these two partners creates one of the leading powers in chilled food logistics.
This partnership offers both existing and future customers significant added value with its national and nationwide one-stop-shop service for refrigerated transport and storage. "We´re utilizing the strengths of both companies," says DHL Solutions´ head of Central Transport Management Dieter Stingl.
"Profresh has a nationwide refrigerated foods network with 18 shipping terminals over an area of 29,000 m²; we have the know-how and the capacities in the areas of warehousing, transport and value added services in the branded goods area."
The contract was signed after an extensive and intensive piloting that spanned several months. The quality systems, temperature limits and delivery regions of both partners were synchronized and adapted as required to the temperature-regulated food logistics systems. Unilever Bestfoods, a long-time customer of DHL Solutions, is already using these new standards and handles its chilled food transport in southern and eastern Germany via the profresh network.
Customers of profresh also gain in expanded service with the alliance with DHL: they will soon be able to use DHL Solution´s nationwide network for the distribution of goods outside the 2-5 C° chilled foods segment.