DHL uses temperature control for musical instruments

London, UK: DHL used temperature monitoring systems and special air suspended vehicles to deliver 130 musical instruments to London’s Barbican for the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra’ UK leg of its world tour.

Wolfgang Giehl, head of corporate brand marketing at Deutsche Post DHL, said it was “crucial” to have temperature-controlled transport.

The logistics giant has so far transported 6,000 kilos of items on the German orchestra’s tour through 10 countries including France, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Austria.

DHL has handled instruments ranging from 500g triangles up to 133-kilo kettledrums, along with music stands, sheet music the conductor’s rostrum and even the musicians’ wardrobes.

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