DB Schenker relocates management to Frankfurt

DB Schenker is to bundle its management functions in Frankfurt. The management teams of the corporate units currently located in Berlin, Essen and Mainz will now be concentrated at the new location.

Around 330 members of the management staff of DB Schenker Logistics, DB Schenker Rail and from company-wide cross-unit functions are now to be relocated in the move.

DB Chairman and chief executive officer, Rüdiger Grube, welcomed the decision, but also emphasised that this wasn’t a move of the group’s headquarters: “The headquarters of DB is and will of course remain in Berlin. We have over 17,000 people working for our company in the capital.”

“As a key international business capital, Frankfurt is an attractive logistics centre,” said Karl-Friedrich Rausch, transportation and logistics boardmember. “Our intention is to expand our international business operations from Frankfurt. The future of logistics is in cost-effective carriers providing cross-sector services for our customers. With management concentrated at one location, we have the optimum conditions to expand. Frankfurt was the obvious choice as a transportation node situated in the heart of Germany and Europe,” Rausch added.

The new central headquarters, close to Frankfurt International Airport, will be hold members of the board and staff from Berlin, members of the European management of DB Schenker Rail from Mainz and members of DB Schenker Logistics management from Essen. The locations of Mainz and Essen will remain as the headquarters of DB Schenker Rail Deutschland and Schenker. The group aims to complete the relocation by mid-2012 at the latest.

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