DHL teed up as preferred supplier to The 2006 Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup Europe LLP has announced that DHL will provide services for the event's distribution and delivery.
01 June 2006
DHL is teeing up to become the Preferred Supplier of Air Express and Road Delivery Services to The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, from Sept. 22-24, 2006.
Ryder Cup Europe LLP has announced that DHL will provide services for the distribution and delivery of equipment, infrastructure, credentials and merchandise required for The Ryder Cup.
DHL is the global market leader in international express, overland transport and air freight, as well as the world's No. 1 in air and ocean freight and contract logistics. The Ryder Cup partnership is DHL's latest involvement with a prestigious sporting event, following its logistical support to the British Lions rugby tour and Masters Tennis Tournament last year, as well as its continuing role as official carrier to The Football Association and global logistics partnership with F1.
Don Arnold, Operations Director of DHL Express UK, commented, "It is exciting to be involved with such a prestigious event and we're looking forward to playing our part in its success."
Chris Muntwyler, Managing Director of DHL Express UK & Ireland said, "DHL is delighted to be providing its services to The Ryder Cup. We look forward to a successful joint venture with the organizers, working to ensure fast, efficient delivery of the key equipment and infrastructure for this event."
Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said, "DHL is a brand leader in the parcel services sector and, as such, will be a valuable addition to our family of Official Sponsors and Preferred Suppliers at The K Club.
The secure distribution of Ryder Cup credentials, staging equipment and merchandise is a key component in the organization of an event of this scale and DHL will have an important role to play in this area. With international offices and a distribution network which covers every major market they are ideally placed to service the needs of Ryder Cup Ltd and we look forward to a successful working partnership."
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