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DB Schenker celebrates 50 years in Hong Kong

From 1 staff in Hong Kong on April 28, 1966, to now over 5,500 employees in Hong Kong, Macau and 58 cities throughout China.

(Hong Kong, April 28, 2016) One of the world’s leading third party logistics providers is celebrating its 50th year of doing business in Hong Kong this year.

DB Schenker in Hong Kong was founded on April 28, 1966 as an air freight agency, and served as the pioneer branch in the Greater China and Asia region. After significant organic growth coupled with strategic mergers and acquisitions, the company has emerged as a market leader in all aspects of the freight forwarding and logistics arena employing over 5,500 staff in 60 cities and territories, in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.

Today, DB Schenker in Hong Kong offers a complete range of freight forwarding and logistics services, including air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management, national distribution, as well as customs clearance. The company also offers specialized solutions for trade fairs, relocations, projects and sports events.

Coupled with a very extensive footprint of warehouse facilities in the territory, the company provides sophisticated supply chain solutions across many industries, including high-tech electronics, industrial, chemicals, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, marine, food and beverages, fashion, retail and consumer goods.

Christopher Smith, CEO, Hong Kong and South China said, “Whilst our Industry has seen significant changes since 1966, we, at DB Schenker, are determined to keep ahead of the competition and ensure that our clients get levels of service that exceed their expectations.”

“The theme of our celebration this year is “50 years towards greater innovation” which whilst acknowledging our past, also ensures that we look forward.” Despite the changes over the years, Christopher said some things will always stay the same. “We will always hold onto our key values that have made our success possible. Our future success will be achieved by investing in our people through training and development, expanding into new markets, and continually improving to serve the dynamically changing needs of our customers.” 

Last modified: 28.04.2016


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