DHL invests €9m in its French operations

DHL Express is investing €9m in its French infrastructure, as it attempts to expand its reported 35% market share in France. The company also aims to recruit a further 450 employees by the end of the year.

To support the rise in international flows, particularly with the rise of e-commerce, the company will expand its network of 2,800 employees at 55 sites in France. In 2018, DHL Express recorded an increase in activity in France of 7% in volume terms in 2018 compared to 2017. More than 36m parcels were processed in 2018, and DHL Express expects approximately 6% volume growth in 2019.

DHL Express will also proceed with the expansion of its Marseille air platform and its Nice agency.

Philippe Prétat, CEO of DHL Express France, said: “France is one of the strategic areas for our development and is experiencing significant growth with the boom of e-commerce. Today, 1 out of 3 parcels imported by DHL Express concerns deliveries to individuals, against only 2% in 2010! To best meet the expectations of our customers and offer them an excellent quality of service, our network adapts to treat these new flows.”

To meet future recruitment needs linked to the opening of the new Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub in 2021, DHL will also launch training courses on operational business lines.

Source: DHL