10/13/2016, 12:30 AM CEST

Airbus honors DHL with Best Performer Award

At this year's 'Best in Class 2016 Partner Awards' DHL was recognized for its excellence as the aircraft manufacturer's Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL) partner.

from the left: Patrick Fanget (Airbus Group), Klaus Richter (Airbus Group), Thomas George (DHL), Marja-Liisa Turtiainen (DHL) and Frank Lebeuf (DHL)

  • At this year's 'Best in Class 2016 Partner Awards' DHL was recognized for its excellence as the aircraft manufacturer's Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL) partner

Bonn - DHL has been acknowledged by Airbus for its outstanding contributions to the Airbus Group and received this year's Best Performer Award in the category General Procurement. The annual award, which was handed over at the annual Supplier Conference award ceremony in Hamburg on October 5th, recognizes DHL's excellence in being the aircraft manufacturer's fourth-party logistics partner (4PL). The breadth of DHL's portfolio, provided throughout Airbus' entire network in a very consistent, high-quality and transparent way, was decisive in being selected for this year's award.

"It's an honor to be recognized as Best Performer. Only market leading team work makes it possible to deliver these performance levels," said Marja-Liisa Turtiainen, Vice President Aviation & Aerospace  DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation, at the award ceremony in Hamburg.

The Airbus relationships are managed by DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation. The neutral 4PL- unit manages the Airbus supply chain by deploying services with all the DHL business units and other selected business partners. This includes transportation via air, sea, land and rail, express shipments, aircraft on the ground emergencies, inbound to manufacturing, control towers as well as warehousing including packaging solutions, break bulk, customs.

"DHL is proud of its long standing partnership with leading aerospace manufacturer Airbus and is delighted to have been awarded Best Performer by the business. Throughout our partnership with Airbus we have worked collaboratively to ensure the solution we provide is right for this customer. Achieving this accolade is testament to the continuous efforts of our teams to satisfy any of our client's requests, regardless whatever it takes. We look forward to supporting Airbus on their journey in the coming years," said Thomas George, CEO DGF Europe and Global Airbus Group sponsor.

DHL has been working for Airbus Group since 2009 focused on the 4PL concept. The scope continuously expanded by optimizing logistics flows, increased end-to-end supply chain visibility and subsequently reduced logistics spend. Going forward we are committed to achieve next levels of operational excellence and support Airbus with the ramp-up by focusing on  transparency & communication, planning and innovation, according Thomas George, CEO DGF Europe and Global Airbus Group sponsor.