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May 16, 2018

DHL Supply Chain tops 110 million tires shipped annually in the US and Canada

Disruption in the tire industry drives demand for flexible, efficient supply chain services


DHL Supply Chain, the Americas' leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced today that it shipped more than 110 million tires in the U.S. and Canada in 2017. With e-commerce sales and the demand for premium and intelligent tires continuing to grow, tire manufacturers and distributors are adapting by partnering with experienced logistics providers, such as DHL Supply Chain, capable of offering tailored and innovative warehousing and transportation solutions.

Operating as the dominant logistics supplier of the tire industry for more than 20 years, DHL Supply Chain currently services four of the top five original equipment tire manufacturers and a leading tire retailer. DHL Supply Chain is working with its customers to adapt to the increasingly dynamic market by tailoring its extensive supply chain solutions to the specific requirements of the evolving tire industry, including:

Enhanced support for efficient intralogistics processes within tire manufacturing. Increased warehousing space close to customers to maintain stock availability improve speed to market. Integrated IT solutions to improve visibility of orders and demand. Managed and dedicated transportation solutions to minimize the complexity of distribution.

"The tire industry is evolving, and customers need a supply chain partner that understands this and can support their requirements," said Bob Boehm, Vice President of Operations, Automotive, DHL Supply Chain. "Our ability to consistently deliver proven, replicable and scalable solutions for this market, backed by vast experience within the industry, has allowed us to continue to grow while offering unmatched supply chain reliability and efficiency."

In the U.S. and Canada, DHL Supply Chain maintains 25 dedicated sites, nine dedicated fleets, one large managed transportation solution and more than 1,500 associates to exclusively service the tire industry. DHL Supply Chain's comprehensive tire supply chain offering includes warehousing and in-plant manufacturing support solutions that are flexible and scalable to meet customer demands, increase supply chain efficiencies and ultimately boost customers' profitability. The logistics provider also offers dynamic dedicated fleet solutions to meet delivery requirements as well as backhaul programs.

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DHL - The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion euros in 2017.

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