DB Schenker is a logistics company providing supply chain management and logistics solutions. It offers land transport, air and ocean freight, contract and lead logistics, and special products. The company provides specialized industry solutions as well.

Employee Rating

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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyDeutsche Bahn
HQEssen, DE
Founded1872
Websitedbschenker.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
DB Schenker was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Essen, DE

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Key People/Management at DB Schenker

Jochen Thewes

Jochen Thewes

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Katharina Rath

Katharina Rath

Member of the Board of Management (Human Resources)
Markus Sontheimer

Markus Sontheimer

Member of the Board of Management (CIO/CDO)
Christian Drenthen

Christian Drenthen

Member of the Board of Management (Land Transport)
Thorsten Meincke

Thorsten Meincke

Member of the Board of Management (Air and Ocean Freight)
Xavier Garijo

Xavier Garijo

Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics)
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DB Schenker Office Locations

DB Schenker has offices in Essen, Melville, Miami, San Nicolas and in 245 other locations
Essen, DE (HQ)
Kruppstraße 4
San Nicolas, AR
117 Tucumán
Alexandria, AU
72 Bourke Rd
Eagle Farm, AU
20 Clyde Gessel Pl
East Arm, AU
8 Mendis Rd
High Wycombe, AU
919 Abernethy Rd
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DB Schenker Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1872
DB Schenker is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn

DB Schenker Revenue

DB Schenker's revenue was reported to be €17.6 b in FY, 2020 which is a 3.4% increase from the previous period.
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

16.3b17.0b17.0b17.6b

Revenue growth, %

4%0%3%

Cost of goods sold

10.9b11.2b11.1b11.6b

Gross profit

5.4b5.7b6.0b6.0b
Half Year
EURH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

8.3b8.5b8.5b

Cost of goods sold

5.5b5.5b5.5b

Gross profit

2.8b3.0b3.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

34%35%35%
Annual
EURFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Accounts Receivable

2.5b2.5b2.2b2.7b

Inventories

68.0m75.0m76.0m79.0m

PP&E

1.5b1.5b2.8b2.9b

Goodwill

1.1b1.1b1.2b1.1b
Half Year
EURH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Accounts Receivable

2.7b2.5b2.5b

Inventories

77.0m77.0m69.0m

PP&E

1.4b2.7b2.8b

Goodwill

1.1b1.2b1.1b
EURFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

231.4k
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DB Schenker Operating Metrics

H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018FY, 2018H1, 2019FY, 2019May, 2020H1, 2020FY, 2020

Shipments in Land Transport

50.75 m100.45 m52.52 m106.47 m53.86 m107.13 m51.66 m108.17 m

Air Freight Volume, tonnes

613.1 k1.3 m649.4 k1.3 m578.9 k1.19 m495.3 k1.09 m

Sea Freight Volume, TEU

1.06 m2.17 m1.09 m2.2 m1.12 m2.29 m992.1 k2.05 m

Warehouses

750
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DB Schenker Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SB Global LogisticsAugust 30, 2017
ADRIA KOMBI d.o.o., Ljubljana
Air Terminal Handling SAS
Almoayed Schenker W.L.L.
Anterist + Schneider Zeebrugge B.V.
AO Schenker
ASIMEX Anterist + Schneider Import – Export SAS
AS Schenker
AT EQUITY
ATLANTIQUE EXPRESS SAS
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DB Schenker Revenue Breakdown

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DB Schenker revenue breakdown by business segment: 46.8% from Air and Sea Freight Division, 37.8% from Land Transport and 15.4% from Contract Logistics

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DB Schenker Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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DB Schenker Online and Social Media Presence

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DB Schenker News and Updates

DB Schenker Innovates with Infor

Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that global logistics provider DB Schenker has extended its investment in Infor technology. As part of a 15-year technology partnership, DB Schenker has chosen Infor Nexus Purchase Order Management and Infor Nexus Control Center as part of a program…

Green distinction for Panattoni and DB Schenker

A 5,165 sqm cross-docking terminal developed by Panattoni for DB Schenker in Świdnik on Lublin’s eastern outskirts has receiving BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.

DB Schenker transports filling line to build up vaccine capacities against the pandemic

Special air freight charter to overcome the pandemic: On behalf of US-based healthcare company Nexus Pharmaceuticals, DB Schenker has transported equipment for a vaccine filling line this week. With a total volume of 82 tons, it was necessary to charter an Antonov An-124 aircraft for the flight from…

DB Schenker in India Certified as a Great Place to Work

DB Schenker’s India operation has been certified as a Great Place to Work. The prestigious recognition is based on 5-dimensions of building a High-Trust, High-Performance CultureTM – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie within the organization. DB Schenker in India has excelled on a…

DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launch regular CO2 - neutral freight connection from Europe to China

Air freight can now be transported with zero carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions: DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launched the first regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection in history. With the arrival of a Boeing 777F at 02:00 am local time today, the companies finished the first leg of their …

Record capital expenditures to return DB to profitability • Pandemic-related losses extremely high in 2020

DB saw losses in the billions last year but has initiated a systematic response to return to profitability with record capital expenditures. The Covid-19 pandemic hit DB as it did so many companies in 2020, causing revenues and profits to fall sharply. DB closed out the year with an operating loss o…
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DB Schenker Blogs

The use of Artificial Intelligence in logistics

Digitalization and AI are currently transforming almost every industry - logistics is one of them. the question of how AI can be used to increase speed, efficiency, and accuracy across the supply chain is… The post The use of Artificial Intelligence in logistics appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Resilience and well-being as strategic trending topics in logistics

Interview with Yvonne Villinger, Head of Center of Excellence Global Talent Management & Culture and her insights into resilience and well-being and what it means for performance management. The post Resilience and well-being as strategic trending topics in logistics appeared first on Logistics…

Real time visibility

Find out more about all benefits of real time visibility on freight shipments in Air Freight for customers, as well as for freight forwarder and the logistics industry in general. The post Real time visibility appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Robots and Artificial Intelligence

DB Schenker invests in Gideon Brothers a robotics and AI solutions company after long term history. The post Robots and Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Interview with Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO Lufthansa Cargo

Interview with Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO at Lufthansa Cargo, about sustainability in air freight – its importance as well as challenges and opportunities. The post Interview with Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO Lufthansa Cargo appeared first on Logistics Matters.

“We are competing with other IT companies for the best talents at local employee markets”

Interview with Volker Witzel, Senior Vice President Technology Solution Center at DB Schenker, on the role Technology Solution Centers play for logistics service providers. The post “We are competing with other IT companies for the best talents at local employee markets” appeared first on Logistics…
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DB Schenker Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was DB Schenker founded?

    DB Schenker was founded in 1872.

  • Who are DB Schenker key executives?

    DB Schenker's key executives are Jochen Thewes, Katharina Rath and Markus Sontheimer.

  • How many employees does DB Schenker have?

    DB Schenker has 74,161 employees.

  • What is DB Schenker revenue?

    Latest DB Schenker annual revenue is €17.6 b.

  • What is DB Schenker revenue per employee?

    Latest DB Schenker revenue per employee is €237.3 k.

  • Who are DB Schenker competitors?

    Competitors of DB Schenker include HCCR, Wincanton and SBB CFF FFS.

  • Where is DB Schenker headquarters?

    DB Schenker headquarters is located at Kruppstraße 4, Essen.

  • Where are DB Schenker offices?

    DB Schenker has offices in Essen, Melville, Miami, San Nicolas and in 245 other locations.

  • How many offices does DB Schenker have?

    DB Schenker has 268 offices.