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Engineering and Manufacturing Logistics

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Engineering and Manufacturing Businesses Keep the World Moving


In an increasingly global and volatile world, companies in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector have to constantly adapt their supply chain to changing market dynamics. This could be the need for mining in new, remote locations resulting from an increased demand for battery raw materials, the shift in demand patterns of the Aviation industry, the challenge to reduce carbon emissions across the supply chain or the influx of SKUs needed for more automated and digital equipment. To navigate the challenges and realize opportunities, companies need strong supply chains. 

DHL is the engineering logistics partner for the road ahead. We excel at what we do, empowering our customers to focus on their core business. With a global reach, local expertise, innovative solutions and a strong track record in sustainability, DHL supports customers from heavy machinery sectors such as aviation, aerospace, rail, mining, construction and agriculture equipment to sectors with smaller products such as building technologies and industrial tools.

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Helping Businesses Navigate the Future of Engineering and Manufacturing Logistics


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Aviation and Aerospace

With our own global fleet of hundreds of cargo planes serving more than 500 airports, we understand the importance and complexity of keeping your aircraft in the skies. As the logistics provider to our own airline, we know better than anyone else how to serve the aviation and aerospace industry. Whether you have an inbound to manufacturing shipment, an urgent spare part delivery or you need to orchestrate the storage and movement of a high-value engine, DHL can support you every step of the way. We support the aviation and aerospace industry with a broad range of logistic services, from traditional transport and warehousing to industry-specific solutions such as engine or spare parts logistics, Aircraft on Ground and Airside Delivery services. With alternative sustainability offerings for 100% of our core products, DHL can also help you achieve your sustainability targets.

Our Expertise

Mining and Construction Equipment

DHL combines an unrivalled global transportation network with the in-depth local knowledge of logistics experts working around the world. We deliver heavy equipment, aftermarket parts, and consumables securely and on time, even to remote, difficult-to-reach locations. With our expertise in spare parts logistics, we help customers in the mining and construction equipment industry to streamline logistics flows and reduce downtime. DHL is enabling the transition to electric and hybrid equipment by providing world-leading battery logistics solutions and, with a comprehensive offering of sustainable logistics solutions, DHL supports customers to hit their sustainability targets.

Our Expertise

Building Technologies

Building Technologies encompasses a diverse range of products and services from lighting, HVAC and elevators/escalators to fire, safety and building automation systems. The subsector is characterized by continuous product improvements and new product development, driven by increasing end user expectations and ever more stringent safety and environmental regulations. Manufacturers are rising to the challenge by developing integrated product offerings that bridge hardware with software. Distribution networks for building technologies businesses are intricate, catering to many end customer groups, each with very specific requirements – customers include distributors, contractors, retailers, direct sales, e-commerce, commercial, residential, industrial, public buildings, and others. 

DHL supports with a range of services from on-site delivery and a suite of tools that improve supply chain visibility through to full Lead Logistics Partner capabilities, coordinating and optimizing complex supply chains.

Aviation and Aerospace

With our own global fleet of hundreds of cargo planes serving more than 500 airports, we understand the importance and complexity of keeping your aircraft in the skies. As the logistics provider to our own airline, we know better than anyone else how to serve the aviation and aerospace industry. Whether you have an inbound to manufacturing shipment, an urgent spare part delivery or you need to orchestrate the storage and movement of a high-value engine, DHL can support you every step of the way. We support the aviation and aerospace industry with a broad range of logistic services, from traditional transport and warehousing to industry-specific solutions such as engine or spare parts logistics, Aircraft on Ground and Airside Delivery services. With alternative sustainability offerings for 100% of our core products, DHL can also help you achieve your sustainability targets.

Our Expertise

Mining and Construction Equipment

DHL combines an unrivalled global transportation network with the in-depth local knowledge of logistics experts working around the world. We deliver heavy equipment, aftermarket parts, and consumables securely and on time, even to remote, difficult-to-reach locations. With our expertise in spare parts logistics, we help customers in the mining and construction equipment industry to streamline logistics flows and reduce downtime. DHL is enabling the transition to electric and hybrid equipment by providing world-leading battery logistics solutions and, with a comprehensive offering of sustainable logistics solutions, DHL supports customers to hit their sustainability targets.

Our Expertise

Building Technologies

Building Technologies encompasses a diverse range of products and services from lighting, HVAC and elevators/escalators to fire, safety and building automation systems. The subsector is characterized by continuous product improvements and new product development, driven by increasing end user expectations and ever more stringent safety and environmental regulations. Manufacturers are rising to the challenge by developing integrated product offerings that bridge hardware with software. Distribution networks for building technologies businesses are intricate, catering to many end customer groups, each with very specific requirements – customers include distributors, contractors, retailers, direct sales, e-commerce, commercial, residential, industrial, public buildings, and others. 

DHL supports with a range of services from on-site delivery and a suite of tools that improve supply chain visibility through to full Lead Logistics Partner capabilities, coordinating and optimizing complex supply chains.

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Customer Priorities


DHL excels at providing expert services to optimize customers’ supply chains. 

Sustainable Logistics

As a pioneer in sustainable logistics, DHL is ideally positioned to give you visibility on your logistics emissions and to offer solutions to improve your Scope 3 carbon footprint. Today, DHL operates more than 30,000 electric vehicles, obtains 86% of its electricity from renewable sources, is committed to building exclusively carbon-neutral warehouses and procuring 800 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel. With these initiatives DHL is setting new standards in sustainable logistics and is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. To achieve your sustainability targets, DHL can advise on selecting the most appropriate transportation modes and also provide you with carbon-neutral shipping, deploy electric and low-emission vehicles, offer eco-friendly packaging and operate green warehouses, giving you a competitive advantage in a world increasingly focused on sustainability.

Supply Chain Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of complex, globalized supply chains for engineering and manufacturing businesses. In a world with increasing geopolitical risks, greater environmental concern and more economic uncertainties, supply chain resilience is more important than ever. DHL can help you adapt quickly to changing market conditions with supply chain visibility tools, risk management offerings, guaranteed access to capacity, local knowledge and access to skilled resources in 220+ countries and territories. With our global network at their disposal, our customers are safeguarding their supply chains, reducing risk and ensuring their competitiveness in a dynamic business landscape.

Automation and Digitalization

Our state-of-the-art automation and digitalization solutions enable customers to optimize their supply chains. Our offering encompasses an array of services aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations. We leverage technologies like robotics, IoT sensors, and data analytics to automate warehouse operations, provide real-time shipment tracking and improve inventory management. By leveraging our API connections and switching to electronic documentation we can reduce paper waste and further increase efficiencies in shipment creation, customs clearance, billing and other administrative processes.

Sustainable Logistics

As a pioneer in sustainable logistics, DHL is ideally positioned to give you visibility on your logistics emissions and to offer solutions to improve your Scope 3 carbon footprint. Today, DHL operates more than 30,000 electric vehicles, obtains 86% of its electricity from renewable sources, is committed to building exclusively carbon-neutral warehouses and procuring 800 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel. With these initiatives DHL is setting new standards in sustainable logistics and is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. To achieve your sustainability targets, DHL can advise on selecting the most appropriate transportation modes and also provide you with carbon-neutral shipping, deploy electric and low-emission vehicles, offer eco-friendly packaging and operate green warehouses, giving you a competitive advantage in a world increasingly focused on sustainability.

Supply Chain Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of complex, globalized supply chains for engineering and manufacturing businesses. In a world with increasing geopolitical risks, greater environmental concern and more economic uncertainties, supply chain resilience is more important than ever. DHL can help you adapt quickly to changing market conditions with supply chain visibility tools, risk management offerings, guaranteed access to capacity, local knowledge and access to skilled resources in 220+ countries and territories. With our global network at their disposal, our customers are safeguarding their supply chains, reducing risk and ensuring their competitiveness in a dynamic business landscape.

Automation and Digitalization

Our state-of-the-art automation and digitalization solutions enable customers to optimize their supply chains. Our offering encompasses an array of services aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations. We leverage technologies like robotics, IoT sensors, and data analytics to automate warehouse operations, provide real-time shipment tracking and improve inventory management. By leveraging our API connections and switching to electronic documentation we can reduce paper waste and further increase efficiencies in shipment creation, customs clearance, billing and other administrative processes.

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Engineering and Manufacturing Case Studies


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Our Commitment to Our Customers

We engineer success by connecting customers with powerful solutions to their logistics challenges. We innovate via our four Innovation Centers and digitize supply chains to improve visibility and performance. We empower companies to keep moving with unequalled air, sea, road, and rail capacity, and help our customers navigate the future to achieve their sustainability goals.

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