2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Development of business units

Digitalization and innovation

  • DB Schenker and Cisco are working together to shape the digitalization transformation. A joint innovation lab was opened in Houston, Texas/USA for testing and marketing new technologies for logistics.
  • Customers can use the eSchenker online portal to configure and order 3-D printing. For example, stainless steel medical devices, plastic robot grippers or customized packaging materials are currently being printed.
  • DB Schenker’s new online platform, connect 4 land, enables customers in Europe, including in Germany, Spain and France, to make immediate requests online for general cargo transports throughout Europe and to book these directly. The new platform is especially suited to smaller and medium customers. Similar developments are being prepared for air and ocean freight. In the process, DB Schenker is further implementing its digitalization strategy in a consistent way.