Deutsche Post DHL Group acquires minority stake in French e-commerce logistics specialist

27.5% stake in Relais Colis will enhance access for DHL divisions to French e-commerce market / Investment will support further development of Relais Colis pickup point network and specialized delivery services to e-commerce customers

Bonn / Paris, (PresseBox) - Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, today announced that it plans to invest in a minority stake in Relais Colis, a French e-commerce logistics specialist, in order to enhance access for its DHL divisions and their customers to Europe’s third largest e-commerce market. With a 27.5% stake in Relais Colis, Deutsche Post DHL Group will support the further development of the French e-commerce logistics specialist’s network of pickup points and its customized delivery solutions for end customers. This will allow DHL’s divisions, primarily DHL Parcel, to open up additional channels and expand its offering of value-added logistics services for e-commerce customers to the French market. Relais Colis will also benefit from additional volumes of the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s networks and the knowhow of the innovation leader in the German parcel market.

Relais Colis is currently the trusted partner of a number of top-tier e-commerce players, thanks to its range of specialized solutions, including pickup point deliveries and home deliveries for larger packages. It currently employs about 450 people, with a network of 3 national hubs, 22 branches and 4,800 pickup points conveniently located close to end consumers.

Deutsche Post AG

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world's leading logistics and mail communications company. The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business areas worldwide. It makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices and corporate citizenship.

Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe's leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world's growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, eCommerce, and supply chain management services.

Deutsche Post DHL Group employs about 480,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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