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Press Release

Stockholm 03/30/2011

DHL signs EUR 17 million deal with Skanska

  • DHL Freight to transport prefabricated concrete elements within Sweden
Skanska Stomsystem AB, one of the world´s leading project development and construction groups, has signed a new contract with DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe. The agreement worth about EUR 17 million, which runs for three years with an option to extend, covers all shipments of prefabricated concrete elements from Skanska´s factories in Bollebygd and Strängnäs within Sweden. DHL Freight will be investing in some thirty new trailers to satisfy their special transport needs. In addition DHL Freight and Skanska will shortly be launching a number of additional joint projects in the areas of environment, safety and administration.

“We look forward to the new partnership with Skanska. The transportation of prefabricated concrete elements will be a new business segment for DHL Freight with a great potential for development. Together with Skanska we will be creating new solutions in this specific area,” says Stefan Nilsson, Chief Executive Officer DHL Freight Nordics & Sweden.

“Skanska Stomsystem is about to grow substantially in terms of sales and will be increasing the number of shipments in the next couple of years. In order to handle this growth, it was of the utmost importance for our forwarder to be able to meet and secure the capacity requirements we are faced with. Our overall impression is that we will be a priority customer in DHL Freight’s new segment, and that DHL Freight is the partner that best matches and meets Skanska’s level of ambition,” says Joakim Gullmark, Purchasing Manager for Skanska Stomsystem AB.

DHL Freight offers specific industry sector solutions like Cold Chain, a dedicated LTL network for Life Sciences & Healthcare businesses, High Value, a secure shipping network for high-value goods and customs services. DHL Freight provides it’s special services across Europe, the Middle East and North-Africa.