DPD Germany completes integration of DPD Systemlogistik
DPD Germany has announced that it has successfully completed the integration of its one-time franchisee DPD Systemlogistik. Acquired on 1 April 2015, DPD Systemlogistik has now been completely amalgamated with DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH, and the seven previous DPD Systemlogistik locations have become part of DPD Germany’s new consolidated regional structure.
The number of regions within DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH has been reduced from three to two, with Dr. Jörg Schmeidler in charge of Region North and Thomas Ohnhaus as manager of Region South. As regional managing directors both managers were previously members of the DPD management team, which now also includes Olaf Stüwe as Director Operations.
“With the integration of a highly effective organisational structure we have now fully completed the take-over of DPD Systemlogistik”, stated DPD CEO Boris Winkelmann, in a notice posted on the DPD Germany website yesterday (1 February). “Our growth strategy is receiving an additional boost from the excellent cooperation with all the previous personnel and business associates of DPD Systemlogistik.”
In other recent changes at the company, Olaf Stüwe joined the DPD Germany board of management as Director Operations on 1 December. Since July 2015 Stüwe has been supporting DPD in the fields of local transport and sorting/handling operations, and before that he worked for over 20 years for the parcel service GLS, most recently as Director Field Operations with the Europe-wide GLS Group.
On 1 January Dr. Philip Nölling also took up his post as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of DPD Germany. He replaces Thomas Loock, who left the company at his own wish. Most recently Dr. Philip Nölling was the Commercial Manager of Hermes Logistik Gruppe Deutschland.
Also at the start of the year Bernd Friedel retired from the board of management for reasons of age, although he will continue to support DPD as an advisor on strategic projects.