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Connecting people with goods, services, ideas and technologies creates opportunities that fuel innovation, energize businesses and lift communities to higher standards of living. At FedEx, we believe that a connected world is a better world, and that belief guides everything we do.
Delivering more than packages
We deliver joy during the holidays. We deliver hope to survivors of natural disasters. Customers count on our diverse portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business solutions. Our networks reach more than 220 countries and territories, linking more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP. Behind it all are our more than 490,000 team members around the world, who are united around the Purple Promise: “I will make every FedEx experience outstanding.”
Technology & innovation
We’re driven to create breakthrough solutions for our customers and to find ways to work smarter.
Working at FedEx
We value our people and promote diversity, safety and quality in our workplaces.
Time flies: FedEx history highlights
As a Yale undergraduate, Fred Smith writes a term paper outlining a system to accommodate urgent, time-sensitive shipments. He receives an average grade.
Federal Express Corp. is founded in Little Rock, Arkansas.
On the first night of continuous operation, 389 Federal Express team members and 14 Dassault Falcon jets deliver 186 packages overnight to 25 U.S. cities.
Federal Express relocates operations to Memphis, Tennessee.
Federal Express introduces the Overnight Letter and begins international delivery with service to Canada.
Federal Express opens its World Hub adjacent to Memphis International Airport.
Federal Express purchases Flying Tigers to expand its international presence.
Federal Express officially adopts "FedEx" as its brand. FedEx also launches FedEx.com as the first transportation website to offer online package status tracking.
FedEx becomes the first company to let customers process shipments online with the introduction of FedEx interNetShip® (now FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com).
FedEx creates FDX Corp., composed of Federal Express, package carrier RPS, LTL carrier Viking Freight, Caliber Logistics, Caliber Technology, and Roberts Express. FedEx acquires Caliber System Inc.
FDX becomes "FedEx Corporation," with five operating companies: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Global Logistics, FedEx Custom Critical, and FedEx Services.
FedEx also introduces a redesigned fedex.com, FedEx e-Commerce Builder, FedEx® Global Trade Manager, and FedEx Ship Manager®.
FedEx Trade Networks is created, would later be rebranded FedEx Logistics in 2019.
FedEx Corp. brands two LTL acquisitions as FedEx Freight.
FedEx Corp. acquires Kinko's and expands FedEx retail access to all 1,200-plus Kinko's stores — which are re-branded FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Centers.
FedEx launches the FedExCup® with the PGA TOUR, also introducing a season-ending competitive element to the schedule.
FedEx Express becomes the first U.S.-based, global, all-cargo freight airline to own a Boeing 777 Freighter, the world's largest twin-engine cargo aircraft.
FedEx introduces the first all-electric trucks to be used in the U.S. parcel delivery business.
FedEx launches FedEx Delivery Manager®.
FedEx Corp. acquires Bongo International, and rebrands it as FedEx Cross Border.
FedEx Corp. acquires GENCO and rebrands it as FedEx Supply Chain.
FedEx Corp. acquires TNT Express — the largest acquisition in FedEx history — expanding access in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.
FedEx announces a new global giving platform — FedEx Cares — and commits to investing $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020. After reaching the goal early, the next campaign, 50 by 50, would be launched in 2019.
FedEx enters an agreement to place FedEx OnSite locations within Walgreens stores across the U.S., eventually expanding to nearly 8,000 nationwide.
FedEx launches Roxo™, the SameDay Bot, an autonomous delivery device designed for same-day and last mile deliveries for retailers.
In collaboration with Wing Aviation LLC, an Alphabet company, FedEx Express launches a first-of-its-kind drone delivery service.
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