Ecosystems and partnerships
Digitalization and global competition are fundamentally changing market conditions. Due to much shorter innovation cycles, new markets are created faster, and there is growing pressure on established market players to innovate. We need to transform into an ecosystem-focused company so that we can tap into growth potential in this area and ensure DB Group stays competitive in the long-term. DB Group is therefore using partnerships to drive greater innovation and is systematically expanding collaboration. The innovative power and expertise of partners will be more easily usable thanks to integration into DB Group’s added value chain. In line with the Strong Rail strategy, the current focus is on the areas of production and sustainability:
- Production: The digitalization of production processes makes it possible to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operating processes. This means, among other things, that capacity increases and an increase in the availability of trains and cost savings can be achieved in the Integrated Rail System. As one of the first initiatives, we are driving ahead with the development of a central IT platform for the group-wide maintenance of vehicles.
- Sustainability: Partnerships for the development of innovative, environmental and customer-oriented solutions, particularly in the areas of climate protection and greenhouse gas emissions, are encouraged.