DHL GmbH is a subsidiary of DHL Worldwide Express, the world's largest and most experienced international air express network. The company's success traces back almost three decades, when three entrepreneurial U.S. law students named Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn first founded DHL, naming the company by combining their initials. While searching for an alternative to the usual way of sending shipments from A to B, they got onto planes themselves and made express, door-to-door deliveries to customers. In the process, they pioneered an entirely new industry. Today, DHL Worldwide Express provides service to more than 675,000 destinations worldwide. DHL GmbH has more than 60 locations throughout Germany and ships close to 11 million packages annually, to all corners of the globe. Since its first German office was established in 1978, DHL GmbH's annual sales have multiplied substantially, reaching 410 million Deutsche Marks in 1997. Headquartered in Frankfurt, the company employs close to 2,200.
Since its inception, DHL has prided itself on providing top-notch service to customers. Doing business at DHL is characterized by a readiness to serve, and the company works hard to maintain their very high operational standards.
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