DHL to set up network of service centers in Hungary
Monday, August 29, 2005, 00:00
DHL, the world leader in cross-border express deliveries, is setting up a network of service centers in Hungary to better cater to small and medium-sized businesses, Joseph Böröcz, sales manager for DHL Express Hungary, announced on Tuesday. Big businesses, which account for 80% of DHL's revenue in Hungary, use DHL couriers for their pickups as well as deliveries. But smaller businesses, which may not get daily deliveries, can opt to drop off their deliveries at service centers called "Servicepoints". DHL's market research shows a big increased in demand for express delivery services by SMEs since Hungary joined the EU, Böröcz said. DHL expects its market in Hungary to expand rapidly over the next five years. DHL has already opened its first Servicepoint in Budapest's Bank Center, and will open another, together with retail office supply chain Office Depot, in a few weeks. By 2007, DHL aims to have 25-30 Servicepoints in the capital and other cities around Hungary.