Deutsche Post DHL Group has entered a long-term partnership with Austrian Post that will see the post deliver parcels sent by DHL customers to Austria. The agreement is still subject to review by the German and Austrian competition authorities but once it has been approved, the collaboration is expected to launch in 2019.
According to Deutsche Post DHL Group, customers will benefit from high-quality parcel delivery services, including short delivery times for shipments, while the collaboration will allow both postal operators to create further profitable growth and jointly tap the potential of the growing cross-border e-commerce business.
“The expansion of our parcel business in Europe is proceeding successfully,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group. “This has culminated in a very attractive agreement which enables us and Austrian Post to strengthen and accelerate our growth in Austria and beyond. We will be exploring additional collaboration opportunities with Austrian Post in the future as we continue to focus on developing our international e-commerce business as a key growth driver for our Group. The agreement is a further step toward improving our quality and productivity in the European parcel business.”
Georg Pölzl, CEO of Austrian Post, added, “We are delighted to have Deutsche Post DHL Group as our partner. Our nationwide delivery throughout Austria stands for quality and reliability. Pick-up stations, self-service zones, reception boxes and the features of our app are unique and are very well received by our customers.”
This agreement has no impact on Deutsche Post DHL Group’s business activities in international express, freight transportation and supply chain solutions in Austria.