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John Pearson

CEO Approval Rating

76/100

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XPO Logistics is one of DHL's top rivals. XPO Logistics is a Public company that was founded in 2000 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Like DHL, XPO Logistics also works within the Courier, Logistics & Freight Services industry. Compared to DHL, XPO Logistics has 278,000 fewer employees.

FedEx is seen as one of DHL's biggest rivals. FedEx was founded in 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee. Like DHL, FedEx also competes in the Courier, Logistics & Freight Services sector. FedEx generates $62.7B more revenue than DHL.

J.B. Hunt is one of DHL's top competitors. J.B. Hunt was founded in 1961, and its headquarters is in Lowell, Arkansas. Like DHL, J.B. Hunt also competes in the Courier, Logistics & Freight Services space. J.B. Hunt has 349,691 fewer employees than DHL.

DHL Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Suppla S.A.

May 2018

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undisclosed
Suppla provides logistics, warehousing and documentary management services for life science, retail and healthcare sectors.

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Polar Transportes

Apr 2017

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undisclosed
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MIT Safetrans

Oct 2016

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undisclosed
MIT Safetrans provides pre and post-delivery equipment services for gambling, fitness, banking, healthcare and energy sectors.
Blue Dart Express Limited

Nov 2004

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$162M
Blue Dart engages in providing courier and package distribution services.

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Airborne Express

Mar 2003

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$1.1B
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These are all the companies that DHL has acquired. DHL has acquired 5 companies and its latest acquisition was Suppla S.A. in May 2018. Suppla provides logistics, warehousing and documentary management services for life science, retail and healthcare sectors.

DHL Funding History

Since DHL was founded in 1969, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total DHL has raised $3.4M. DHL's funding round was on Dec 2019 for a total of $3.4M

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

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Equity
Dec 2019
$3.4M

Catena AB

Since DHL was founded in 1969, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total DHL has raised $3.4M. DHL's funding round was on Dec 2019 for a total of $3.4M

DHL Investments

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Globale is a England based provider of comprehensive cross-border ecommerce solutions to retailers and brands across Europe, USA and Asia.
$60M
Jun 10, 2020
Equity
May 11, 2021
Link Commerce is an e-commerce platform that offers white label solutions for doing digital-sales.
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May 27, 2020
Corporate Round
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Alauda designs and develops remotely and manned flying multicopter vehicles.
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Apr 01, 2020
Seed
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These are all the companies that DHL has invested in. DHL has invested 5 companies and its latest investment was Suppla S.A. in May 2018. Suppla provides logistics, warehousing and documentary management services for life science, retail and healthcare sectors.

DHL News

June 21, 2021Air Cargo News

DHL stays at the top despite volume decline

DHL Global Forwarding maintained its position as the leading airfreight forwarder last year despite v... See more »
June 20, 2021The Sun Daily

TNB and DHL sign pact to develop greener supply chain

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and DHL Express Malaysia (DHL) have signed a memorandum of un... See more »
June 18, 2021The Business Journals: Kansas City

DHL completes $5M investment in new service center near Kansas City International Airport

DHL becomes the latest shipping carrier to invest in its operations on or near Kansas City Internatio... See more »
June 17, 2021MHD Supply Chain

DHL adds sustainable fuel option for full-container load shipments

DHL Global Forwarding has introduced a new Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight. T... See more »
June 17, 2021DC Velocity

DHL Supply Chain signs expanded agreement with Locus Robotics

DHL Supply Chain is expanding its collaboration with Locus Robotics, further digitalizing its supply ... See more »
June 15, 2021Scoop Media

DHL Express Closed FY2020 With Best Result In Its History Thanks To E-commerce Boom

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 08 June 2021: DHL Express, the world's leading international express service p... See more »
June 14, 2021CompanyNews HQ

Abbey Road Studios appoints DHL Express as logistics partner

DHL will be launching a new music programme titled FAST-TRACK Abbey Road Studios has established a ne... See more »

DHL Press Releases

December 14, 2020MyPE News

DHL announced as Official Logistics Partner for the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series

DHL Express today announced the continuation of its sponsorship with The British & Irish Lions, and i... See more »
December 4, 2020PR Newswire Asia

Hong Kong S.A.R. ranks 25th globally in connectedness, ranking one notch higher amid worldwide pandemic

Hong Kong ranks fifth amongst Asia Pacific countries, taking one step up from 2018 indexThe city also... See more »
November 24, 2020MyPE News

DHL closes in on its "1 000 000 meals by December" target

DHL is excited to announce that an impressive combined total of 831,401 meals have been prepared and ... See more »
November 10, 2020MyPE News

DHL's 1 000 000 meals campaign gets off to a blistering start

Four weeks after DHL launched its exciting 1 000 000 meals by December campaign, the global leader in... See more »
October 16, 2020MyPE News

DHL Stormers supporting Breast Cancer and Testicular Cancer Awareness with DHL

The DHL Stormers will join title sponsors DHL in showing their support for Breast Cancer and Testicul... See more »
October 16, 2020MyPE News

DHL launches its 1 000 000 meals campaign

To coincide with World Food Day on 16 October 2020, DHL Express is excited to launch their 1 000 000 ... See more »
September 25, 2020PR Newswire

DHL Express Announces Annual Price Adjustments in the U.S.

PLANTATION, Fla., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DHL Express, the world's leading international expre... See more »

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DHL Summary

ABOUT

Overview

DHL provides logistics and express mail services. It is a subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG, the world's largest logistics company around the world. Founder Larry Hillbloom was studying law at the University of California Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of ...

CEO

DHL's CEO, John Pearson, currently has an approval rating of 76%. DHL's primary competitors are XPO Logistics, FedEx & J.B. Hunt.

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Frequently Asked Questions about DHL

  1. When was DHL founded?

    DHL was founded in 1969
  2. Who is DHL's CEO?

    DHL's CEO is John Pearson
  3. How much revenue does DHL generate?

    DHL generates $17.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does DHL have?

    DHL has historically raised $3.4M in funding
  5. Where is DHL's headquarters?

    DHL's headquarters is in Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
  1. How many employees does DHL have?

    DHL has 380,000 employees
  2. What sector does DHL operate in?

    DHL is in Courier, Logistics & Freight Services
  3. Who are DHL's competitors?

    DHL's top competitors are XPO Logistics, FedEx, J.B. Hunt
  4. Who has DHL invested in?

    DHL's has invested in companies such as Global-e, Link Commerce, Alauda Aeronautics Pty Ltd.