DHL scoops airfreight mobile phone contract

DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding has been awarded an airfreight contract by Transsion Holdings, a major mobile phone manufacturer.

DHL will provide services from Transsion’s manufacturing base in South China to 28 countries around the world across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Transsion Holdings, which is based in Hong Kong, sold 59 million cell phone units in 2015 through its brands Tecno, itel and Infinix which target different market segments.

Transsion is a customer under DHL’s Fast Growing Enterprises initiative. As part of the strategic engagement between the two companies, DHL’s airfreight service complements and supports Transsion’s existing sales, supply chain, and manufacturing network.

DHL’s airfreight services transport Transsion mobile devices and spare parts from Hong Kong into both India and Africa, along with other services such as customs clearance and truck delivery to Transsion warehouses.

Transsion Holdings CMO, Jason Liu says: “We are happy that our top handset brands including Tecno, itel and Infinix are well received by customers all over the world, especially in emerging markets like Africa and India.

“We’ve been focusing on developing quality, valuable products at a good price for our customers and distributors around the world and will keep strengthening our efforts in R&D, branding, channel and distribution development.”

DHL Global Forwarding China chief executive officer, Steve Huang adds: “With Transsion Holdings, we are able to offer a tailored solution which combines market leading airfreight, ocean freight and value added services that enable Transsion to save time and resources.”