Deutsche Post World Net builds international research center
New logistics technologies in the DHL Innovation CenterBonn/Troisdorf, 04/26/2006, 11:30 AM CEST
After the construction is completed, visitors can catch a glimpse into the world of modern logistics in the Innovation Center's 1,200 square meter exhibition area.
"The DHL Innovation Center allows us to develop tomorrow's solutions for our customers today," said Frank Appel, Board Member responsible for Deutsche Post World Net's Global Business Services, at Wednesday's topping-out ceremony. He announced that, together with experts from DHL, specialists from IBM, Intel, Philips and SAP would research innovations covering the entire logistics chain. These companies have recently joined forces in the DHL Innovation Initiative.
Development work will focus on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, geodata technology for optimizing travel routes and networks, as well as logistics-related GPS (Global Positioning System) applications. The DHL Innovation Center will be used by Deutsche Post World Net's business units from around the world as a platform for timely information and exchanges regarding technological innovations.
In addition to international researchers and logistics specialists, the Center will also welcome business customers, partners and guests of Deutsche Post World Net:
All elements of the logistics value added chain can be experienced interactively on 1,200 square meters of exhibition space - from ordering and warehousing through to delivery and billing.