BLUE DART DHL in path-breaking sales alliance
New Delhi, September 12, 2002:
Blue Dart, India's #1 domestic express company, and DHL Worldwide Express, the world's #1 international air express services provider, have entered into a sales alliance effective October 1, 2002. This path-breaking sales alliance between two recognized brand leaders is specially designed to provide Blue Dart customers the DHL advantages of size, reach, flexibility and infrastructure.
Mr. Clyde Cooper, Managing Director, Blue Dart, told a news conference here today that the alliance enables Blue Dart to provide unmatched service levels to its customers to any part of the world. "With the added benefits of DHL's global infrastructure, wider geographical reach and greater network flexibility, the DHL advantage will provide Blue Dart customers benefits and services superior to other offerings in the Indian market," he added.
Mr. Bryan Jamison, Area Director, DHL Worldwide Express, said, "We are happy that Blue Dart has chosen to join hands with DHL. Blue Dart has its own strong and unique domestic infrastructure. It provides its customers with unparalleled quality of service in India. The alliance of these two strong brands, from October 1, will enhance Blue Dart customer satisfaction and provide exporters the opportunity to compete successfully around the world".
The air express services industry in India is one of the fastest growing segments in the services sector. The industry, though in the early phase of growth, has created over 50,000 jobs and matured from package delivery to trade facilitation and logistics solutions.
About Blue Dart
Blue Dart, South Asia's largest courier and integrated air express package distribution company with dedicated aviation infrastructure, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 13,000 locations in the region. Blue Dart has been re-certified recently as one of a handful of Indian companies, to the new global ISO9001-2000 standards. The Blue Dart team drives marketplace leadership through its unique aviation system, committed 3,800 plus people and another 4,000 plus associates, cutting edge technology, innovation and value-added services, to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers.
DHL Worldwide Express is the global market leader of the international air express industry. An established innovator since pioneering the industry in 1969, DHL continues to be at the forefront of technology, offering fast, responsive and cost-effective, express deliveries, in addition to e-commerce fulfilment and intelligent logistics solutions. The DHL network links over 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories, and employs 71,000 people. DHL is majority owned by Deutsche Post World Net. Other shareholders include Japan Airlines. (The acquisition of Lufthansa's share by DPWN was completed on 5 July, 2002 and is awaiting approval by the anti-trust agencies).
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Dated : September 12, 2002