Deutsche Post DHL to spend €2bn on digitsiation

posted on 2nd October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Deutsche Post DHL to spend €2bn on digitsiation

Deutsche Post DHL has unveiled its 2025 plan of digitising operations playing a key role in the company’s future development.

The postal and logistics company said that it would spend €2bn on digitising its business over the next five years.

The company said that it will modernize its IT systems, integrate new technologies, offer its employees targeted advanced training to enable them to use these technologies enabling them to steadily improve its services, processes and standards.

 “Moving forward, we will bundle our technological capabilities as a Group in global Centers of Excellence. Here we will centrally develop key technologies like Internet of Things, IoT, and then provide them to our divisions.

“This way we can leverage the strength of our Group to push forward our digitalisation,” said chief executive Frank Appel.

Data Analytics will be widely applied for example to foster routing optimisation through advanced algorithms, operational volume prediction and with this optimised resource planning.

The company also revealed new financial targets running until 2022: earnings before, interest and tax and expected to reach €5.3bn, cumulative free cashflow 2020-2022 is expected to reach €4.5bn-€5.5bn and planned capital expenditure is expected to reach €8.5bn-€9.5bn.

“Deutsche Post DHL Group has never been in better shape,” added Appel. “We are convinced that future growth will come from a consistent focus on our profitable core logistics businesses –and digitalisation will become the greatest lever.”