New management and brand structure DB Logistics
Production and sales converging in rail freight transport
Combined Transport remains a business unit in its own right
Schenker’s integrated market presentation to be retained
Berlin, Germany – DB Logistics is making changes in its management structure. This goes hand in hand with an adjustment of the brand profile. “Both steps are required if we are to establish DB Logistics as one of the leading providers of transport and logistics services worldwide,” said Dr. Norbert Bensel, Chairman of DB Logistics. “We must stay even more closely in touch with our customers, and improve the networking of our services and activities in all areas of transport. This is only possible if we transfer more operational responsibility to the business units.” Subject to the consent of the Works Council, the innovations are scheduled to become effective from 1 February 2007.
The new structure sees production and sales in the field of rail freight transport converging under the Railion brand. Combined Transport becomes an independent business unit under the brand name Intermodal, with a clear focus on seaport to hinterland operations and on the main axes of continental transport. The Land Transport, Air-/Sea Freight and Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management (SCM) business units will operate under the Schenker brand. “Schenker will of course be retaining its integrated market presentation, especially at the national and regional level,” Dr. Bensel adds, “so that the customer will still be relating to a single contact person for access to the entire range of services offered by the Schenker organization.”
The cross-functional business of the Division and the individual business units will be jointly managed by the Division Board, on which all business units and cross-sectional functions are represented. This strengthens the business units on the one hand, while also heightening the sense of overall responsibility for the division. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Bensel, the Division Board will now be made up as follows: Hans-Jörg Hager (Land Transport / Schenker), Dr. Sebastian Jürgens (Intermodal), Dr. Klaus Kremper (Rail Freight / Railion), Dr. Thomas Lieb ( Air and Sea Freight / Schenker), Matthias Reichel (CFO), Peter Schumann (CIO), Dr. Detlef Trefzger (Contract Logistics/SCM) and Steffen W. Wurst (Human Resources).
DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Corporate Division of Deutsche Bahn AG, with its five Business Units – Land Transport, Air and Sea Freight, Contract Logistics, Rail Freight Transport and Intermodal – provides logistics competence and rail know-how in land transport and in global supply chain management. With annual sales of some EUR 15 billion in 2005, 75,000 employees and over 1,500 company locations in 150 countries, DB Logistics is one of the leading transportation and logistics service providers worldwide.