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Night Star Express Hellmann to found 24-hour courier and express service

Night Star Express Hellmann BV, the night express service provider, will found Hellmann Express Services BV (HExS) since April 2020. The new company will provide courier and express services in the Benelux countries around the clock from its head office in 's-Heerenberg, thus expanding the existing overnight express service. This is the company's response to the constantly growing demand for a 24-hour courier service offering same-day deliveries from a single source. Especially in the automotive industry, a strategically important core customer segment, the smooth and fast supply of spare parts within one day is increasingly in demand.

In addition, the HExS service portfolio is to be expanded this year to include direct load services in order to create complete solutions for supply chains, and thus increase efficiency on the one hand, and save resources on the other. The aim is to position the company as a one-stop service provider in the Benelux countries and to open up new markets.

The foundation of the Night Star Express network was already laid in the early 1990s. As a subsidiary of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG, Night Star Express Hellmann BV is today one of the main players in the field of express services in the Benelux countries, with more than 2 million shipments per year.

"We have a very good network in the Benelux countries, but also beyond that in Europe, which has grown over decades. On the basis of this existing infrastructure, the new company HExS BV enables us to pick up consignments both at night and during the day with a very short response time and deliver them within one day, both at home and abroad", explains Patrick Löwenthal, Managing Director, Night Star Express Hellmann BV.

"Against the background, that we intend to significantly expand our express activities throughout Europe in the coming years, we are implementing another milestone in our overall strategy with the establishment of the new Hellmann Express Service", emphasizes Wilfried Hesselmann, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Courier, Express, Parcel, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.