DHL signs a 300 million EURO contract with Sandvik Mining & Construction

London, UK, (PresseBox) - DHL today announced the signing of a 300 million Euro global agreement with Sandvik Mining & Construction. The 5 year contract sees DHL Global Forwarding provide a spectrum of services on a global scale to support the growth plans of Sandvik Mining & Construction.

Sandvik, the global industrial group, which currently trades in 130 countries and DHL Global Forwarding, have a long term cooperation spanning over 25 years and this contract with Sandvik, is a testament to the fundamentals of that partnership and the understanding both organizations have of each others growth objectives.

Sandvik Mining & Construction, has the market's most comprehensive range of products for rock excavation operations in mining and civil engineering and is a world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for mineral exploration, underground mining in hard and soft formations, surface mining and bulk materials handling and specific areas of the construction industry, such as quarrying, tunneling, demolition and recycling and other civil engineering applications.

DHL Global Forwarding places Sandvik as one of its most strategic customers in this industry sector.

The Sandvik Mining & Construction team was led by Anders Olsson, Vice President Logistics supported by Patrik Nygren and Sune Åsén. The DHL Global Forwarding team consisted of Guy Hachey, Per-Åke Isakson, Peder Jensen and Roger Olsson.

The contract signed today by Anders Olsson and Roger Olsson, Sub-regional Director UK, Ireland, Nordics, Baltic's, Benelux and France, will formally commence on 1st January 2009.

Anders Olsson, Sandvik SMC Vice President, Logistics said: "In order to be successful with our global growth strategy we are depending on strong global partners, committed to excellence in performance in all parts of the logistics process all over the world. With this agreement we are deepening our co-operation making it possible on both sides to invest in long term logistics solutions that will enhance our supply chain and bring more added value to our Mining and Construction Customers worldwide. "

Deutsche Post World Net

DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.

DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.

DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 bn euros in 2007.

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