Development of business units

Digitalization and Innovation

  • DB Schenker is a founding partner of the Aerotropolis Smart City project in Australia. The Aerotropolis commercial center is to be created near the Western Sydney Airport. This includes the planning of a digitally supported freight and logistics supply system, a state-­­of-­­the-­­art refrigeration logistics center and logistics technologies for the aerospace and defense industry.
  • DB Schenker has successfully tested the use of exoskeletons at several logistics locations. Exoskeletons are electromechanical constructions worn on the body. Supplementing ergonomically designed workplaces, they are intended to support employees in lifting and turning movements.
  • As part of a pilot project, DB Schenker in Leipzig is testing autonomous logistics robots from the manufacturer Gideon Brothers. The autonomous robots use AI to store a map of their environment and can safely move away from obstacles.
  • DB Schenker has put an autonomous forklift into operation. The system from the Austrian supplier AGILOX transports empty containers at the Eching site at Munich across a distance of about 150 m. The AGILOX has a fork that can move up and down, with which the containers can be raised and lowered. The AGILOX can record an environment map for navigating around the site within a very short period of time.

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