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DHL Awards Siemens Contract for Major Parcel Sorting Systems in United States
[March 30, 2005]

DHL Awards Siemens Contract for Major Parcel Sorting Systems in United States

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --(Business Wire)-- March 30, 2005 -- DHL, the world's leading global express delivery and logistics company, has awarded Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems Inc., part of a $160M contract for the integration and supply of conveying and sorting hardware. The agreement includes the provision of upper-level management software for implementation in DHL's new letter and parcel sortation hubs. The hubs are located in Wilmington, Ohio; Allentown, Penn.; and Riverside, Calif. These facilities will serve both the air and ground parcel-sorting requirements of DHL as it continues to expand its growing customer base in the United States. Contract terms are undisclosed.

Installation will begin in May 2005 and the systems are expected to be fully operational by September 2006.

"This business partnership with Siemens provides us with the resources we need to fast-track the development of a state-of-the-art hub integration and automation system to improve service to our customers," said Fred Beljaars, executive vice president for operations at DHL Americas. "We routinely select best-in-class suppliers for each project component, leveraging the strengths of each vendor."

"Siemens has the global capabilities and the scale to assist DHL in managing its complex and growing network requirements," said Michael Brigham, vice president of the parcel and systems division of Siemens. "Furthermore, Siemens is making significant resource commitments to ensure we provide unparalleled service and support for a seamless integration and implementation. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with DHL in its drive for growth in the U.S. market."

About Siemens

Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems Inc. (Siemens L&A) is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. With its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, Siemens L&A is a leading supplier of logistics and factory automation systems. As a systems integrator, Siemens L&A supplies a full range of products and services, from individual products and systems to complete turnkey facilities as a general contractor. It consists of four business units: Distribution and Industry, Postal Automation, Airport Logistics and Electronics Assembly. The Siemens L&A Group worldwide has approximately 10,000 employees and a business volume of around $2.8 billion. For more information:

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.3 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Automation and Control, Information and Communications, Lighting, Medical, Power and Transportation. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 430,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:

About DHL

With annual revenues over $32 billion in 2004, DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.

DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport and logistics solutions, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. Over 160,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.

Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. For more information on DHL, please visit

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