DHL Global Mail Invests Over $1.5 Million in State-of-the-Art Mail Sorting Equipment



    

    Technology to speed delivery of flats and small parcels, help keep rates
low

    
    WESTON, Fla., Jan. 21 /CNW/ -- For almost two decades, DHL Global Mail
has streamlined mail delivery for corporate customers, cutting their postage
costs while providing fast transit times. Now the mail expediter is
streamlining its processes even further.
    

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    Demonstrating its commitment to technological innovation, DHL Global Mail
-- which offers unmatched solutions for high-volume mailers -- has invested
over $1.5 million in two advanced sorting machines. This state-of-the-art
equipment will be installed at the company's two largest mail terminals in the
U.S., in Chicago and metropolitan New York City. While both facilities are
already highly automated, like all DHL Global Mail terminals, adding the new
sorters will further eliminate manual processes. As a result, DHL Global Mail
can cut mail handling costs, helping keep rates down for customers. At the
same time, the machines will perform a series of processes to ensure fast,
accurate delivery and enhance tracking visibility.
    

    
    "At DHL Global Mail, we're in the business of making mail delivery as
efficient as possible," said Frank Bettgenhaeuser, Senior Vice President of
Operations for DHL Global Mail -- Americas. "The latest sorting technology
helps us achieve that objective, enabling us to offer customers even better
value and delivery performance."
    

    
    The two new machines are IntelliStar MC models by BOWE BELL + HOWELL,
which designs and manufactures class-leading mail sorting systems. Customized
for DHL Global Mail with high-speed feeders for flat-size mail, the equipment
processes materials at a dizzying rate of 8,000 pieces per hour.
    

    
    DHL Global Mail purchased the two new sorters as part of an ongoing
infrastructure investment program. The first machine is being installed this
month at DHL Global Mail's Chicago terminal, and the second will arrive at the
New York-area facility in April.
    

    Deutsche Post World Net is the world's leading logistics group.
    
    Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank brands offer tailored,
customer-focused solutions for the management and transport of goods,
information and payments through a global network combined with local
expertise. DPWN is also the leading provider of direct marketing services,
with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the
mail business. The Group generated revenue of 63 billion euros in 2007. With
some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories, DPWN is one
of the biggest employers worldwide.
    

    Delivering Success. Worldwide.
    
    DHL Global Mail is the one-stop shop for all international mail services.
This division of Deutsche Post World Net operates offices and production
facilities on four continents, with direct connections to more than 200
countries. DHL Global Mail's service portfolio consists of three pillars: In
addition to cross-border mail, the company is increasingly focusing on
domestic services in international markets and is further expanding its
value-added mail services.
    


    




For further information:

For further information: Media, Jane Bergos, Director of Marketing and
Communications of DHL Global Mail, +1-954-903-6359, jbergos@dhlglobalmail.com

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