DHL Express Italy: we want to help companies in their mobility transformation

DHL Express Italy: we want to help companies in their mobility transformation

DHL is opening the first Centre of Excellence for electric mobility on the European mainland in Pozzuolo Martesana (near Milan), Italy, to advance the new electric age.

In collaboration with DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation’s electric vehicle team, the Center of Excellence for Electric Mobility offers DHL Global Forwarding’s combined warehousing and freight management, including ocean and air freight services, complemented by DHL Express network solutions for global distribution. This state-of-the-art facility, with an area of about 10,000 square meters, is a logistics hub adapted to the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the Italian market, specifically targeting the growing electric vehicle industry.

“We at DHL are pleased to present Europe’s first Centre of Excellence for Electric Mobility in Italy. This initiative reflects our commitment to sustainable logistics solutions for the EV industry,” explains Mario Zini, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Italy. “This centre offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions and is the central point of contact for our customers. Here they can find everything they need in a single location and at the same time benefit from the competence and experience of our employees.”

Nazzarena Franco, CEO of DHL Express Italy, adds: “In a period of strong growth, we want to help companies in their mobility transformation. With DHL Express’ global network, we support customers in smooth production through efficient management, especially in the event of possible shortages of raw materials and components. Our certified international specialists consistently help the industry with the decisive energy transition. With the Center of Excellence for Electromobility, we are ideally equipped to be an important partner in the further development of automobility.”

The Center of Excellence for Electric Mobility in Italy includes inbound and outbound logistics with various modes of transport, warehousing including additional services such as battery testing and charging, and complete aftermarket management for batteries. This also includes dealer service in the event of warranty claims, battery removal replacement. In addition to these key advantages, customers enjoy seamless integration into a pan-European network designed for lithium batteries. In addition to a modern warehouse, the site offers extensive energy storage capacities as well as specialized service offerings tailored to two-wheelers. In addition, the Center of Excellence for Electromobility has temperature- and humidity-controlled rooms and thus has a holistic solution that includes rooms for both normal and hazardous substances. The services are provided by trained teams from the electric vehicle industry; for air freight tasks, customers can rely on teams that are certified according to IATA CEIV. In addition, customers have the opportunity to draw on the expertise of the Formula E logistics team, which is headquartered in Italy.

As the sixth hub in a worldwide network, the Center of Excellence for Electric Mobility in Milan offers international customers the advantage of its strategic location in Italy as a car country as well as in the neighboring European markets. The facility currently serves a wide range of customers, including established original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and automakers from Italy, various European countries, the United States and China.

“DHL is firmly committed to advancing the electrification of automobility. To this end, we have set up the Centers of Excellence for Electric Mobility for electric vehicle logistics around the world. Here, teams of specialists offer pioneering solutions for the entire supply chain – from component procurement to vehicle delivery,” affirms Fathi Tlatli, President Global Auto-Mobility Sector at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “With the new Center of Excellence for Electric Mobility in Italy, we are now present in all regions and can give our customers a clear competitive advantage in the growing e-mobility market.”

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