Cambridge University Press is using DHL Supply Chain to deliver books across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The five year contract starts in December. DHL’s responsibilities will include receiving, storing, quality checking and the order fulfilment of books for transport from the shared user Rushden Publishing facility in Northamptonshire.
Over eight million books will be delivered annually.
Sandra Ward, operations director, Cambridge University Press, said: “The partnership with DHL will help us achieve a greater degree of flexibility, allowing us to respond to demands for both print and electronic products. In the long term, we are also looking to DHL to help us improve the overall efficiency of our supply chain management.”
Cambridge University Press is believed to be the oldest publisher and printer in the world having been operating continuously since 1584.