Samsung SDS enters partnership with DPD, Expanding its logistics services

Samsung SDS has entered a strategic partnership with DPD that will further expand the former’s services and improve its reliability in transport solutions. As a result, Samsung SDS will be able to offer its customers more transport options and thus strengthen its position in Europe’s rapidly growing e-commerce market.

12 April 2020

The partnership with DPD enables Samsung SDS to enhance its last-mile services and therefore offer express and regular road transport throughout Europe. The growing e-commerce market means that more and more companies want to expand the delivery options within their current services and make them more user friendly. DPD’s response to this demand is its Predict service, which ensures good communication with parcel recipients. This includes a notification of the one-hour time slot within which their parcel will be delivered.

Eric Dietz, CEO of DPD Netherlands: “DPD is extremely happy about the new partnership with Samsung SDS. E-commerce is growing rapidly and we and other companies have to respond to these developments. Our service is aimed at making delivery as easy and clear as possible for our clients. One of the ways we do this is with Predict, a unique DPD service that enables companies to optimise communication with end customers. Carbon neutral parcel delivery is an essential part of this. We strive continuously to reduce our carbon footprint and compensate for any emissions we do produce.

Mr SeungBin Yim, president of Samsung SDS EU / CIS, says: “Samsung SDS is rapidly expanding its logistics services in the e-commerce market. By working with DPD, we can offer our customers even more transport options. From now on, these also includes express and regular road transport.”

“This partnership enables us to further improve our reliability in transport solutions, which we provide from our multi-user warehousing facility in Tilburg. The fact that DPD can offer a transport network that is suitable for processing multiple items with batteries is added value for us,” adds Ward Brekelmans, Business Development Manager at Samsung SDS EU/CIS.

About Samsung SDS

Samsung SDS was established in 1985 and is generally recognised as the number one IT company in Korea. Using its innovative IT technology, in 2010 Samsung SDS developed its integrated ‘Cello’ logistics solution and in 2012 began freight forwarding and contract logistics.

Samsung SDS has a turnover of around USD 3.6 billion (2018) and is active in 38 countries, with 61 locations.

About DPDgroup

DPDgroup is Europe’s largest international road-based parcel delivery service. The company combines innovative technology with local knowledge to offer flexible and user-friendly services to both senders and recipients. DPDgroup’s leading Predict service sets a new standard for user friendliness by closely involving customers in the delivery of their parcels.

With more than 68,000 delivery experts and a network of more than 46,000 local Pickup points, DPDgroup delivers 5.2 million parcels each day in 230 countries through the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR and BRT. DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which recorded a turnover of €6.8 billion in 2017. GeoPost is part of Le Groupe La Poste.