Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, plans to invest in a minority stake in Relais Colis, a French e-commerce logistics specialist, in order to enhance access for its DHL divisions and their customers to Europe’s third largest e-commerce market.
With a 27.5% stake in Relais Colis, Deutsche Post DHL Group will support the further development of the French e-commerce logistics specialist’s network of pickup points and its customized delivery solutions for end customers. This will allow DHL’s divisions, primarily DHL Parcel, to open up additional channels and expand its offering of value-added logistics services for e-commerce customers to the French market. Relais Colis will also benefit from additional volumes of the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s networks and the knowhow of the innovation leader in the German parcel market.
Relais Colis is currently the trusted partner of a number of top-tier e-commerce players, thanks to its range of specialized solutions, including pickup point deliveries and home deliveries for larger packages. It currently employs about 450 people, with a network of 3 national hubs, 22 branches and 4,800 pickup points conveniently located close to end consumers.