DHL opens American innovation centre in Chicago

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DHL has opened its Americas Innovation Center in Chicago to exhibit technologies and test future solutions to improve productivity and efficiency.

The 28,000 square foot facility provides space for DHL to work with customers, technology partners and academics and work on innovations from employees.

The opening event attracted more than 300 guests including technology and logistics industry leaders, customers from across the region, local officials and DHL’s senior leadership.

The Chicago centre joins innovation centres in Troisdorf, Germany for Europe, and Singapore representing Asia Pacific.

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL eCommerce Solutions and board member for customer solutions & innovation at Deutsche Post DHL Group says: “Innovation has been a driving force for DHL since its inception in 1969. Now with three Innovation Centers around the world, DHL can leverage the power of innovation to serve customers and play an active role in shaping the future of logistics.”

Matthias Heutger, global head of innovation and commercial development at DHL says: “The Innovation Centers are the nucleus of our customer-centric innovation approach. They provide the platform for understanding emerging trends and discovering insights with the potential to drive real-world business impacts.”