|A.65 Brands and business units|
As a globally operating service company, well-managed brands are amongst the central elements of our strategy. In hotly contested markets, our brands contribute to the financial success of the Group. High brand recognition and a good reputation make us more attractive to shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers.
In the first half of 2009, we changed the name of the Group to Deutsche Post DHL as part of our Strategy 2015 and following the sale of Postbank. The new name underscores our strategy, which involves the two pillars of mail and logistics. Over the course of the year we repeatedly communicated our main customer promise: simplifying services and sustainable solutions.