DHL Delivers Style as Official Logistics Partner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


NEW YORK – September 9, 2011 - For the 10th season, DHL is the official logistics sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, a partnership that showcases its international expertise to bring the latest fashion creations to the runway -- right on time.

To highlight its continued commitment to and understanding of designers’ needs, DHL is a supporter of the Elie Tahari Spring 2012 runway show. Elie Tahari is a world-renowned designer with over 35 years experience, whose elegant creations are a must for modern, sophisticated women and men. Elie Tahari’s 2012 Spring collection will be shown on Wednesday, September 14.

DHL’s expertise supports individual designers, like Tahari, and apparel houses with its team of experts who are fully versed in customs and trade regulations and can help them navigate the entire manufacturing chain with expediency and efficiency – two words indispensable for a successful clothing collection debut.

“Fashion is a fast-paced industry as designers and fashion houses need to move their supplies around the world quickly and efficiently to meet demanding design-to-shelf cycle times,” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S. “Our ongoing partnership with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues to demonstrate our global expertise in helping fashion designers and retailers remain cutting edge in a vibrant, global marketplace. Because of this, more customers entrust us with their international shipments than with anyone else.”

A $250 billion business, the fashion industry relies heavily on flexible and intelligent logistics that must be managed around the world. DHL has the most extensive fashion and apparel network capabilities providing geographical coverage from raw materials origins to manufacturing locations in Asia to retails stores worldwide.

With a worldwide presence in 220 countries, designers can take advantage of DHL’s extensive capabilities and services, ranging from timely express and reliable air and ocean freight services to complex supply chain and distribution management. These also include materials procurement, sample production, quality control, warehousing, and delivery direct to stores worldwide.

“DHL prides itself in being a knowledgeable partner who shares the understanding of what is needed in the fashion industry today,” said Shawn Boyd, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales for DHL Global Forwarding Americas. “Over the past several decades, we have refined our global network and enhanced our solutions to deliver value-added and cost-saving services to designers with manufacturing operations worldwide.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is part of a global relationship DHL maintains as the Official Logistics Provider for IMG Fashion Weeks. IMG Fashion is the largest promoter of fashion events in the world; it also represents many of the industry’s top organizations and federations. DHL also sponsors fashion events in Milan, London, Mexico City, Berlin, Moscow, Mumbai, Toronto, Tokyo, Istanbul, New York, Zurich and Sydney.

DHLThe Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

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