Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Harry Potter reaches cinemas as if by magic

The long-awaited last instalment of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, has been delivered to cinemas across the country by DHL Express.

Cinemas in every corner of the UK have ordered the reels, making it one of the largest distributions for DHL’s cinema division to date.

More than 100 DHL couriers, in planes, lorries, vans and ferries have carried the film across the country and delivered to 600 cinemas in the UK and Ireland in the past 24 hours.


Robert Maltby, general manager of DHL’s cinema division, said: “We’re delighted to have played our part in the final piece of the Harry Potter franchise and been responsible for managing the secure distribution of one of the biggest films of the year.

“The films remained within our global network regardless of where they needed to be shipped, and were subject to the same strict security procedures throughout the entirety of their journey.”

Warner Brothers said: “One of our biggest concerns is ensuring that the distribution of our film reels remain highly secured at all times. DHL was picked to distribute them on the basis of our past relationship with them and their experience in ensuring the reels were delivered safely, to a tight timescale.”