Deutsche Post DHL - Statistics & Facts

Deutsche Post DHL is a German postal and international courier service company with headquarters in Bonn. The company is the successor to the Deutsche Bundepost, Germany’s government agency responsible for postal services before being privatized in 1995. It became a fully independent company in 2000 and merged with DHL through acquisition in 2002.

Deutsche Post DHL has since grown to become one of the leading logistics companies worldwide. Deutsche Post DHL’s total revenue in the fiscal year of 2017 amounted to over 60.4 billion euros and the company’s total assets in that same year stood at around 38.6 billion euros. Today, the German company has an average number of over 468,000 employees worldwide and conducts business in over 220 countries, operating in the following segments: Post-eCommerce-Parcel, DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding / Freight. In 2016, the revenue from the express post sector amounted to over 15 billion euros.

The company is also listed among the world’s leading airfreight forwarders in 2016. Its main competitors are United Parcel Service (UPS), Kuehne + Nagel, as well as American-owned FedEx Corporation.

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