Company: Le Groupe La Poste
Brand value: US$2,316 million
Headquarter city: Aschaffenburg
Year formed: 1976
The company that became DPD was founded by 18 German freight forwarders in 1976, and was originally named Deutscher Paketdienst (German Parcel Service). The DPD brand came into being in 2008, with the initials standing for “Dynamic Parcel Delivery”. Across Germany, DPD has 78 depots and 6,000 parcel shops for customer collections. It has 10,000 delivery drivers and ships 350 million parcels a year, making it the second-biggest player in the German parcel delivery market. The brand promises control, convenience and simplicity for customers, and provides innovative services to improve the experience for shippers and parcel recipients. The Predict service is unique in the industry, with online live map tracking, a range of options for redirecting parcels, and a one-hour delivery window. DPD also provides carbon-neutral shipping at no extra cost. The DPD app won best app at the German Design Awards 2018 competition. The brand is expanding into fresh grocery delivery with its DPD Food service, and already partners With HelloFresh, myTime and Gourmondo. DPD runs a charitable foundation working with external aid agencies, including Plan International. Le Groupe La Poste is listed on the Stock Exchange.