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Open for Innovation – Relaunch of the new DHL Innovation Center

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DHL Innovation Center Relaunch 2015

The DHL Innovation Center in Bonn.

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More than 200 customers, business partners and Deutsche Post DHL Group employees attended the opening of the fully renewed DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, near Bonn on May 19th, 2015.

The new exhibition area of the DHL Innovation Center was initially concealed from view by a thick black curtain. With the audience gathered in the foyer, DHL’s Chief Commercial Officer Bill Meahl called upon DPDHL Group CEO Frank Appel to join him in pressing the button to cue the falling of the curtain to reveal the exhibits beyond.
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Event host Bill Meahl welcomed the guests to the opening ceremony. “Being a frontrunner in innovation has made us a market leader,” he said. “The objective of the DHL Innovation Center is to maintain that lead by developing highly innovative products and services based on technological, social and logistics trends of the future.”

Visions – Trends – Solutions

As the attendees entered the exhibition area, they encountered the spectacular centerpiece, a Formula E car. Making their way to their seats, they got their first look at the new layout of the Innovation Center: to the left, Trend Cubes where new technologies and trends are presented; to the right, the Solution Box showing a range of innovative products and solutions currently in use at DPDHL Group; in the far corner the Vision Suite, in which visitors can explore different scenarios on what the world might look like in 2050.

“It is innovative ideas that will steer our future,” said Frank Appel during his address. “At Deutsche Post DHL Group, customer-centric innovation is key to two of our major ambitions. One is to play a pioneering role in spearheading the global evolution of logistics, which is at the core for the sustainability of our planet. The second is to remain the logistics leader by innovating products and services that our customers need most. To achieve this, we will continue to look far into the future, where our goal is to continually strive to convert our innovations into marketable solutions, to make our customers more successful.”
The day was rounded by speeches from inspiring minds such as Formula E holdings CEO Alejandro Agag, Cisco Germany Board Member Uwe Peter, and TrendONE CEO Nils Müller.

Find out more about the DHL Innovation Center hereExternal Link

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