Poste and DHL, strategic agreement signed for the shipping market

Matteo Del Fante, Chief Executive Officer of Poste Italiane, and Tobias Meyer, CEO-designate of Deutsche Post DHL Group, have concluded a multi-year partnership in the fields of logistics and e-commerce

Agreement in the Italian and international parcel market. Poste Italiane and Deutsche Post DHL Group “have signed a strategic partnership” based on four key points: DHL eCommerce Solutions will handle the delivery of Poste parcels to European destinations; Poste and DHL Express will offer Italian customers a wider choice and flexibility for fast international shipments; Poste will deliver international parcels arriving in Italy by DHL eCommerce Solutions and DHL Parcel Germany; Poste Italiane and DHL eCommerce Solutions will invest in a joint venture to build a modern and sustainable network of automatic parcel lockers in Italy.

The CEO of Poste Italiane: “A piece in our strategic path”

Matteo Del Fante, CEO and General Manager of Poste Italiane, commented as follows: “This important agreement is another step in our strategic path to confirm ourselves as an all-round logistics operator and offer our customers a range of products dedicated to the international market” And he added: “Our leadership is at the service of the country, whose economy has a historic vocation for international trade. DHL is the ideal partner to better connect our Italian customers to international markets, with shipments to and from abroad and a network of latest generation automatic lockers, in addition to the already existing e-commerce solutions”. For his part, Tobias Meyer, CEO-designate of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “By combining Poste Italiane’s extraordinary potential and national infrastructure with our global network and our experience in international trade, we will be able to make the most of the strengths of each with a truly effective partnership”. And he concluded: “E-commerce is not only one of the four ‘megatrends’ identified in our Group strategy, but it is also one of the main growth drivers of our business. We believe that our partnership will be able to offer high quality to customers and respond to the growing demand for efficient and sustainable solutions”.

The points of the agreement

Poste Italiane and DHL will contribute their experience and strengths to the partnership. Thanks to the extensive network of access to Poste Italiane services, customers will be able to make urgent shipments through the DHL Express global network by delivering them to any of the Poste Italiane collection points. Furthermore, DHL eCommerce Solutions, together with Poste Italiane, will install modern, sustainable and easy-to-use automatic lockers in strategic locations throughout Italy. Finally, DHL eCommerce Solutions will support Poste Italiane by delivering parcels across its European network and Poste Italiane will support DHL eCommerce Solutions by delivering international parcels in Italy.