DER KURIER GmbH & Co. KG, Neuenstein


means more than




Your consignment will reach the consignee the next day, regardless of how late it is picked up. Guaranteed!


Your consignment will reach
its destination on time
and undamaged.


Via our track and trace system you can check the status of your consignment at any time and find out where it's currently located.


We offer all-round flexibility, both in relation to collection
and delivery.

The History of Der Kurier

1979 DER KURIER GmbH founded in Hamburg as an urban coordination centrefor couriers similar to the ones already existing in London and New York for bicycle couriers
1984 With the foundation of OverNight Service GmbH, based in Hamburg, DER KURIER offers independent overnight-transport throughout Germany. Consignments are primarily sent by rail. In the same year, DER KURIER joins forces with other local courier services to form the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kurierdienste" (Consortium of German Courier Services - ADK).
1991 Foundation of XPR GmbH, Neuenstein (from 1995 onwards: LFT Logistik für Transportdienste GmbH). Via XPR theOverNight Service GmbH has access to an own linehaul network and the hub in Neuenstein.
1994 Foundation of DER KURIER Overnight Express Service GmbH, the franchise system for courier/express consignments in Germany.
1995 DER KURIER is awarded DIN EN ISO 9002/9002 certification.
1996 Start of the strategic alliance with the parcel service provider German Parcel, today GLS Germany.
1997 Start of added value logistics: Alongside transportation services, DER KURIER starts offering non-standard services such as identity verification, device replacement and individual delivery types.
1998 Introduction of the international shipping system; certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.
1999 German Parcel (GLS) becomes the sole shareholder of the DER KURIER group of companies; name change to DER KURIER GmbH & Co. KG.
2002 The company head office moves from Hamburg to Neuenstein; DIN EN ISO 9000:2000 certification.
2003 Hamburg city courier business is spun out into Der Stadtkurier AG, Hamburg; the franchise system is transformed into an open partner network.
2004 Restructuring of the German network completed. Setup of an international express network.
2005 Expansion of the international network to include flight connections.
2006 Start of the exclusive DER KURIER-flight connection between Germany and England.
2007 Start of the exclusive DER KURIER flight connection between Germany and England. 2007 GLS introduces the EuroExpress-Parcel, ' which is handled by DER KURIER in many countries. The Czech Republic is incorporated into DER KURIER's overnight network, with a delivery time of 24 hours.
2009 DER KURIER celebrates its 30th birthday. All German stations are equipped with hand-scanners. Introduction of real-time data transmission. The company is recertified according to ISO 9001:2008

 Expansion of Euro Express. European-wide coverage with Express shipping.