DHL Supply Chain has signed a groundbreaking strategic partnership with Compass Group UK and Ireland, accelerating the growth of its foodservice offering and creating a major new disruptor in the market. Working collaboratively, DHL and Compass Group will provide high-quality catering services to customers in the public sector, airline, rail and facilities management industries.
DHL will deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions, overseeing the flow of product and management of waste. It will also bring its sector expertise in final-mile operations, lean techniques and business analytics to create a platform for continuous improvement. Compass Group will leverage its strong network of supplier relationships and world class foodservices technology solutions to drive the creation, sourcing, procurement and delivery of innovative and cost-effective menus.
Together, the partnership will offer customers greater breadth of choice in ingredients, whilst providing end-to-end transparency of their cost base, allowing greater control of their investment.
Andrew Barry, Managing Director of Business & Industry at Compass Group UK&I, commented: “This partnership allows us to stay true to our core focus and expertise of food service whilst building on DHL’s strong existing customer base in the Passenger Gateways sector. We will use our respective key strengths to bring a new level of service and innovation to current and future clients in this market.”
“Compass Group is a world leading foodservice provider, offering global scale coupled with fine dining expertise,” added Paul Richardson, MD, Specialist Services at DHL Supply Chain.
“Together we will be able to enhance our proposition as a foodservice provider, offering innovative solutions that provide our customers with even greater choice, cost transparency and quality. We are looking forward to growing in this sector with Compass at our side.”
Over the past year DHL has expanded its foodservice offering and supply chain solutions in the UK, winning contracts with major airline companies and successfully diversifying into rail.