Deutsche Post DHL Group has acquired a minority stake in French e-commerce logistics specialist Relais Colis.
The German freight intregrator has bought a 27.5 per cent holding and says the move will enhance access for DHL divisions to the French e-commerce market, which is Europe’s third largest.
Investment will also support further development of Relais Colis pick-up point network and specialised delivery services to e-commerce customers.
Relais Colis explains it wants to enhance access for its DHL divisions and their customers to Europe’s third largest e-commerce market.
DHL says it will also allow its 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 gained through the DHL extensive network and the knowhow of a leader in the German parcel market.
Relais Colis is a trusted partner of a number of top-tier e-commerce players, thanks to its range of specialised solutions, including pick-up 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.