Deutsche Post DHL's acquisition of a stake in Relais Colis, the French package delivery company, is another step in the restructuring of the European logistics landscape. The rise of eCommerce is driving change across the industry as industry incumbents adjust business models to try and capture growth. The recent acquisition of NetDespatch by Royal Mail was another example of this trend.
Deutsche Post DHL Group announced its plans to invest in a minority stake in Relais Colis, a package delivery company from France. With this investment, the German logistics company wants to enhance the access for its DHL divisions and their customers to the French ecommerce market. Deutsche Post DHL announced the stake investment in an official press release on its website. The 27.5 percent stake in Relais Colis will support further development of the French company’s network of pickup points and specialized delivery services.