DHL is a German shipping and logistics company.

The company was founded in 1969 in San Francisco (United States) by three friends of Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn.

DHL interesting facts

1. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to buy DHL shares, in 2001 it already had 51%.

2. DHL is headquartered in the German city of Bonn.

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3. DHL has branches in over 220 countries around the world.

4. It is possible to send parcels even to countries such as Iran or North Korea.

5. In the 1970s, DHL was the only international company in the world to offer an overnight package service.

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6. DHL currently employs over 340,000 people.

7. The current appearance of the DHL logo (color scheme) was introduced in December 2002.

8. DHL has been the official Formula 1 logistics partner since 2004.

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9. In 2015 DHL paid the English football club – Manchester United about 45 million euros for a 4-year contract (lasting from 2011). The DHL logo was placed on the club’s training clothing.

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10. On November 22, 2003, a DHL plane was hit in the wing by Iraqi insurgents with a SA-7 missile. Despite the blockage of three hydraulic systems, the pilots managed to land safely only thanks to the engine thrust adjustment.

11. On March 18, 2010, after a failure of one engine and problems with the landing gear, the DHL plane landed on the frozen lake Ülemiste (Estonia).

12. On November 8, 2004, DHL purchased the majority of shares in the Indian courier company Blue Dart for EUR 120 million.

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13. DHL’s headquarters for parcel delivery across the Americas is located in Plantation, Florida (USA).

14. There are four headquarters in Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China.

15. DHL is the only courier company that sends parcels to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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16. DHL is committed to zero greenhouse gas emissions and the lowest possible air pollution.

17. There are plans to replace all courier cars with electric vehicles. They are tested in Germany, where over 2,000 have already been introduced.

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DHL questions and answers

Where did the name DHL come from?

The name comes from the first letters of the company’s founders: Adriana D alseya, Larry H illblom and Robert L ynn.

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