DHL has won a new UK and Ireland contract with Hilti Ireland which will see the logistics giant co-ordinate DHL Supply Chain and DHL Express to provide warehouse and transport services respectively.
Hilti Ireland is part of Hilti Corporation, which has its headquarters in Liechtenstein. The group develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, energy and manufacturing industries.
DHL’s contract with Hilti Ireland, which runs until May 2025, will see the company deliver customised solutions to Hilti, with DHL’s two business units communicating and working together seamlessly.
DHL said that by operating out of Dublin Airport Business Park, Hilti will benefit from strong air and road links. To support Hilti’s business growth, DHL said it will also use its expertise and experience in the sector to drive warehouse efficiency in line with newly developed, ambitious KPIs targeting improved customer experience and reduced lead times.
Ahead of the contract commencing, DHL’s staff underwent additional health and safety training to equip and qualify them to handle dangerous goods within Hilti’s portfolio.
Damien Schmutz, Hilti Ireland general manager, said: “It has been a very busy period in the lead up to launching our partnership with DHL and we would like to thank both teams for their hard work and commitment. The complete DHL offering, from warehousing to transport, will support us in delivering an efficient and reliable service to our customers, meeting our business needs and coping effectively with changes in demand.”
Gavin Murdoch, DHL Supply Chain UK&I MD of network transport solutions, said: “We are very proud of our colleagues for going above and beyond to deliver a high-quality warehousing solution for Hilti in a limited timeframe. Hilti is a valued strategic global partner, and we are delighted to be supporting their Ireland operation.”
Brian Murray, DHL Express commercial and same day director, added: “The Hilti partnership brings together all the advantages of working with the DHL Group. The DHL Express division will provide exceptional market-leading express delivery service, reinforced by the industry’s largest local service support team.
“Additionally, Hilti gains access to innovative transport solutions from DHL’s same day services for specialised deliveries beyond the express option. We look forward to working closely with Hilti and our sister company DHL Supply Chain on this new partnership.”