DHL Signs New Agreement with Leading Biotech Company

Dépèche transmise le 2 juin 2009 par Business Wire

DHL Signs New Agreement with Leading Biotech Company

DHL Signs New Agreement with Leading Biotech Company

PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, today announced it has signed a new agreement with Beckman Coulter, a leading manufacturer and supplier of biomedical instrument systems, tests and supplies. DHL was selected to provide international express shipments to and from the United States, including cross-border shipments of clinical diagnostic equipment and supplies.

Based in Brea, CA, more than 200,000 of the Beckman Coulter's clinical diagnostic systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.

Beckman was looking for an international express delivery and logistics provider who could offer a door-to-door solution to the Company’s global distribution needs with particular attention to strengths in Canada, Mexico, and Central & South America; a commitment to a close and collaborative working relationship; and a superior level of service in ensuring compliance with international regulatory requirements for the shipment of biomedical equipment and supplies.

Included under the new agreement are operational procedures specifically designed for Beckman Coulter to ensure time-critical cross-border shipments comply with U.S. federal and international regulatory requirements for biomedical supplies and equipment.

DHL was also chosen for its international shipment visibility and proof of delivery, and speed of cross-border express shipping services.

“As the specialists in international shipping, DHL is committed to meeting individual customer needs and to facilitating Customs clearance for time-critical cross-border shipments in an often complex international regulatory environment,” said Rick Stark, Vice President, Global Multinational Customers (GMNC) at DHL Express. “Through a fast, reliable global shipping infrastructure, a consultative approach to our customers, local points of contact with global reach, and intimate knowledge of local customs, DHL helps companies like Beckman Coulter succeed.”

About DHL

DHL The 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. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 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 54 billion euros in 2008.

About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Brea, California, develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 200,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. Recurring revenue, consisting of consumable supplies (including reagent test kits), service and operating-type lease payments, represent about 78% of the company's 2008 revenue of $3.1 billion. For more information, visit www.beckmancoulter.com.

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