• Environmentally lower impact
• Range extended with new shapes and sizes
• Less storage space required at customer premises
• One versatile packaging range for all needs
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery company has announced a new global packaging range in a move to simplify its shipping services for customers and reduce its environmental impact.

With this initiative, DHL Express is launching a more environmentally friendly packaging range made from 100 percent recyclable material, thereby supporting DHL Express’ GOGREEN environmental protection strategy. 

The DHL branded packaging range will extend from an envelope to a pallet box, and include a set of seven boxes of different sizes, two triangular tubes and four wine boxes. The new range will be available to customers in most countries around the world by late 2009, as a phased deployment plan progressively replaces current branded packaging items. 

Each packaging item has been developed to minimize the amount of raw materials being used. With strength and compression resistance increased through clever design, it means the total surface area particularly of the larger box items can be reduced. Protective Styrofoam filler material is also no longer used in the new set of wine boxes. 

Roland Thomas, Vice President Global Products at DHL Express, said: “This versatile packaging range really does satisfy the majority of our customers’ shipping needs. We can manage any parcel from 500g to 25kg, cater to a variety of shapes and with our patented pallet box, we can increase the weight range to 100kg.” 

Further customer benefits of the flat pack design are evident in the reduced storage space required and in the reduced time for assembly.