Zooplus is a new customer at the Staufenberg DHL Logistics centerBonn, 03/28/2006, 11:30 AM CEST
Starting July 2006, DHL Fulfilment is taking over the entire logistics operations for Zooplus AG in Germany and Austria. The business with Germany's leading online dealer of household pet supplies will first encompass one million parcels per year. Because of the European expansion plans of Zooplus, the shipment volume is to be increased to around 4 million parcels in the medium-term. The management of the customized integrated solution will be carried out by the new DHL Logistics center in Staufenberg.
DHL Fulfilment handles the logistics for Zooplus on an area of around 14,000 square meters. The services cover the customer's entire logistics value creation chain - from same-day order processing with various pick&pack processes to parcel preparation all the way to the delivery to the end customer. For dispatch, Zooplus profits from the expanded possibilities of the Staufenberg location. Parcels can still be handed over to DHL after midnight and reach the recipient on the next day despite the late receipt.
This is made possible by the connection of the Logistics center to the parcel center and its direct vicinity to the DHL Express terminal. The central location of Staufenberg in the middle of Europe also helps with the short delivery times.
"I look forward to working with DHL, which I understand as a strategic partnership for the expansion of our business in Europe as well," emphasizes Cornelius Patt, CEO of Zooplus AG. For DHL, the decision by Zooplus demonstrates that the combining of Fulfilment services in the Staufenberg Logistics center and in the DHL transportation networks represent an optimal logistics solution, particularly for customers in mail-order and Internet trade.
"The high level of flexibility at the Staufenberg location makes it possible for us to offer tailored services that meet current and future logistics demands of Zooplus, from which the Zooplus customers will benefit most of all," says Frank Nowak, DHL Project Manager for Zooplus, describing the advantages.