DHL Logo – DHL is a shipping company based in Germany. Founded in San Francisco (1969) by Adrian D Alsey, Larry H illblom and Robert L ynn, the initial letter of their surnames is that we get the name of the company. The three had the idea to deliver the shipping documents in advance, by plane from San Francisco to Honolulu. Thus, customs procedures could begin before the ship reached port. The discharge time is substantially reduced so that the owners costs saved. The idea was the beginning of a new industry, the international express delivery service.
From there, take-off was immediate. In 1970, DHL was introduced on the East Coast of the United States and expanded in the Pacific in 1971. In 1974, established its first European office in London. Since 1977, DHL has been in the Middle East and in 1978 opened its first office in Germany. Technology played a trick on DHL as the development of the fax, the potential of the classic document delivery was drastically reduced. So in 1980, DHL launched the delivery service of goods.
DHL was the first to venture into Eastern Europe in 1983. And in 1986, was established in the People’s Republic of China. One of the major strategic moves the company was the participation of Lufthansa and Japan Airlines, DHL Worldwide, between 1990 and 1992, thus ensuring long term access to cargo services of two of the world’s major airlines and their infrastructure at major airports. The latest milestone in the history of DHL was total purchase Group Deutsche Post World Net, which already has a stake in the company since 1998.