Poised for growth

Already consisting of over 750 units, and still growing: DB Schenker expands its network of warehouses in strategically important locations in China, Poland and Romania. Photo: DB Schenker

DB Schenker is expanding its network of warehouses in three countries: in China, Romania and Poland. The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a facility in the Chinese city of Changzhou, which will primarily benefit customers in the automotive and healthcare sectors. Within the catchment area of the metropolises of Shanghai, Suzhou and Wuxi as well as close to the deep-sea port of Yangshan, Changzhou is in a very favorable strategic location. Construction is scheduled to start at the end of 2019. “After our strategic investment in a logistics center in Penghu in July, the logistics facility in Changzhou will be our second 100%-owned distribution center in China,” said Christopher Pollard, the CEO of DB Schenker’s Greater China organization.


In Poland a new logistics center has just been opened. Located on the A4 highway near the city of Wroclaw, it is intended to serve as an important link between all the 17 DB Schenker terminals within Poland and to the international connections beyond. The terminal is more than twice the size of the facility DB Schenker previously operated in Wroclaw. In addition, it is designed for low energy consumption and therefore significantly reduced CO2 emissions through, among other things, the use of solar collectors and a heat recovery system.

 

Another addition to DB Schenker’s warehouse network, which consists of over 750 facilities, is also distinguished by a design that achieves maximum energy efficiency. The approximately 21,000 square meter logistics centre was recently commissioned in Romania’s capital Bucharest. It was designed and built by CTP, Eastern Europe’s leading developer in this field.