DHL, the global market leader in the logistics industry has completed its most top secret delivery to date with the shipment of the latest generation Mercedes S-Class to its international premiere in Hamburg, Germany on May 15, 2013. DHL worked very closely twith Mercedes- Benz to achieve this task. DHL’s crew members, security staff at the Mercedes-Benz plant and a special camouflage system for the car ensured that the operation’s extremely demanding security requirements were met.
The new Mercedes S-Class was transported straight from the Mercedes-Benz plant in Stuttgart to the city’s Finkenwerder quarter. The luxury sedan was flown in an A300-600 DHL freight aircraft for its global unveiling in Hamburg, Germany.
Jörg Howe, Head of Communications Daimler AG says “This eagerly awaited presentation is a milestone of particular importance for Mercedes, so we have the very highest of expectations with regard to the car’s safe transportation and the confidential handling of information. We are delighted that we have, for many years, had DHL as a partner which meets the same rigorous quality standards we set ourselves and in which we can have the utmost confidence.”
DHL has been working with Mercedes-Benz for many years now. The DHL business units deliver logistics solutions that comply with the specific demands of this long-established automotive brand, including just-in-time delivery for production facilities or spare parts logistics.
Fathi Tlatli, President Global Sector Automotive, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. says “Against the background of our long years of collaboration with Daimler, we are very proud to have transported the premier model in the Mercedes-Benz range to its official international unveiling. This very special assignment is further evidence of the trust that industry-leading companies, Mercedes among them, have in our products and people,”
DHL has a global network spanning 220 countries and has about 285,000 employees worldwide who offer superior service quality and local knowledge to their supply chain requirements. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.