DHL and Agility secure contract with Messe Frankfurt


Messe Frankfurt has announced that it has extended its contract with DHL Trade Fairs & Events and Agility for a further five years. This is the third time that both companies have been contracted as the official logistics providers for the exhibition grounds in Frankfurt. These grounds span almost 60 ha and feature 11 halls with over 450,000 sq m of indoor and outdoor exhibition space.

As part of the agreement, Agility and DHL will work closely to coordinate the delivery of goods to the exhibition grounds, handle customs procedures, loading and unloading, and ensure the timely delivery of exhibits and their assembly at exhibition stands. Exhibitors have access to a large warehouse for empty transport packaging and unneeded exhibition material.

To facilitate and expedite the registration process of incoming and outgoing shipments DHL Trade Fairs & Events have implemented a volume measurement solution. The solution works with camera sensors of a renowned game consoles manufacturer using 3D camera technology.

An IT solution has also been introduced to ensure that the handling of orders runs smoothly, giving all three partners simultaneous access to all the information for each order. Employees will use mobile devices to record all deliveries upon arrival. Additionally, orders, changes and performance specifications can be saved and displayed in real-time.

“Agility has been working with DHL to organize professional logistics for exhibitors and visitors at Messe Frankfurt since 2007. Our experience working at this venue gives us unrivalled knowledge of the exhibition space and demonstrates our successful track record of delivering outstanding logistics services at events and exhibitions across the globe,” said Markus Lingohr, CEO for Central Europe at Agility.

Source: DHL