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DB Schenker on track for growth

DB Schenker on track for growth

DB Schenker has moved into a new, sustainable cross-dock terminal in the greater Ulm area at the Herbrechtingen premise. DB Schenker serves numerous customers in the economic region, particularly from the food industry, the building materials industry and mechanical engineering. At the same time, Ulm is an important hub in DB Schenker’s high-performance European land transport network.  The new terminal, which is located in the direct vicinity of the A7 autobahn as an important north-south link and the A8 in the Stuttgart-Munich connection, went into operation at the end of June 2022. On a site area of 40,000 sqm, DB Schenker in Herbrechtingen now has 7,000 sqm of logistics space for transshipment and 74 truck ramps. On September 23, the successful move was celebrated with employees, customers and representatives of local politics at the premise.

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“We have achieved a very good density of our land transport network with our current premises in Germany and Europe,” Ralf Többe, head of land transport at DB Schenker in the Germany/Switzerland cluster, said. “Through modernizations, branch expansions and new buildings like the one here in Herbrechtingen, we are increasing our capacity and performance within this network, positioning ourselves for further growth in Europe.”

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“By doubling the terminal area to 7,000 sqm, we have optimized our loading and unloading processes. This ensures particularly fast and punctual handling and at the same time creates better conditions for employees and, of course, our drivers. After just a few weeks of operation in the new terminal, we were able to achieve a significant increase in throughput. We are ideally prepared for upcoming new customer business,” Iris Steiner, head of the land office at the Herbrechtingen premise, added. The relocation of the land transport office in Ulm to the new multifunctional cross-dock terminal in Herbrechtingen creates the best conditions for further growth. Great importance was attributed to sustainability in the construction of the new building. The new terminal is DGNB Gold certified. The photovoltaic installation is currently being planned. Several e-charging stations are available for e-transporters as well as for employees’ vehicles. Socially sustainable is above all the design of the infrastructure for employees. With 2,000 sqm of office and social space as well as around 15,200 sqm of paved outdoor areas and generous social rooms, the premise is also an inviting and comfortable base for drivers. The premise employs 100 people.

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