DB Schenker stays on track in Austria and Southeastern Europe

Despite a challenging economic situation in 2016, a EUR 50 million-investment is on the agenda

DB Schenker stays on track in Austria and Southeastern Europe

In 2015 DB Schenker has increased its turnover in Austria and Southeastern Europe by 5 percent to EUR 1.4 billion. At the same time the company invested more than EUR 27 million in this region to expand its network.

In the Southeastern Europe-cluster, the integrated logistics service provider was able to increase the number of all shipments by more than 7.3 percent during the reporting period. The overland shipments increased by 9 percent to around 9.1 million units with 13.2 million tonnes of total weight. Airfreight volume grew by 7 percent to a total of 89,000 tonnes.

In its Contract Logistics business unit DB Schenker was able to successfully continue growth: Sales increased by 15 percent. Ocean freight volume totalled 307,000 TEU with strong growth in Southeastern Europe.

“The national companies in Southeastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Slovakia, achieved very good results, in some cases with double-digit growth. Also Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia have developed positively,” informs DB Schenker in a press release.

By the end of 2015, DB Schenker was represented nationwide with its product range by exactly 5,581 employees at over 80 locations from Austria to Turkey.

In the current fiscal year 2016, the integrated logistics service provider continues with steady growth. In total DB Schenker is investing around EUR 50 million in Austria and Southeastern Europe for its customers. With a EUR 25 million-investment in Graz-Wundschuh they created a new terminal. In Kufstein, Tyrol another hall is being built with an investment of EUR 11 million for a major customer from the pharmaceutical industry.

In Turkey, two new locations in Bursa with an investment of EUR 2.5 million and in Manisa with an investment of EUR 1.4 million were put into operation earlier this year. This autumn the new office building for the national centre in Istanbul (construction: EUR 6.5 million) will also be opened.

In Bulgaria 3,700 m² will be added to the terminal in Sofia for EUR 2.4 million. Also in Greece, the local branch in Athens together with the headquarters will soon move to a new facility.