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Faster and leaner: DB Schenker reorganizes its European business

DB logistics subsidiary amalgamates four European management regions into one. Ewald Kaiser appointed CEO Region Europe.

More efficient, faster, leaner: DB Schenker Logistics is reorganizing its European business and amalgamating four management regions into one. With effect from January 1, 2016, “Region Europe” will become the largest business unit of the DB logistics subsidiary, employing a good 40,000 of the total 65,000 employees. The 36 European national organizations will then be allocated to ten country clusters. Chief Executive Officer of the new Region Europe will be Ewald Kaiser, who will remain the Management Board member of Schenker AG responsible for land transport.

“Our new structure in Europe will make DB Schenker Logistics more powerful and faster when it comes to making and implementing decisions. In these days of digitalization and globalization, this is a vital requirement,” said Jochen Thewes, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG in Essen. “This centralization will allow Region Europe to pick up speed.”

Ewald Kaiser adds, “Especially among global customers, there is strong demand to have access to Europe as one single area without borders. This is reflected in the new structure. Simpler and shorter decision-making processes will make it easier to come up with integrated logistics solutions which are geared specifically to the customer’s requirements and to implement them quickly.” Moreover, the leaner structures are expected to have a positive effect on costs.

The ten country clusters in Region Europe are:

  1. Germany and Switzerland
  2. Nordics: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark
  3. France and Morocco
  4. Southeast: Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia Hercegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Turkey
  5. Poland and Eastern Europe: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus
  6. BeNeLux: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
  7. Italy
  8. UK and Ireland
  9. Iberia: Spain, Portugal
  10. Russia

Last modified: 21.12.2015

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