Profile and strategy
Deutsche Bahn AG
Deutsche Bahn AG was founded in 1994. Today, it is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies and operates in 150 countries. The company’s rail activities in Germany are its core business.
Every day, about 237,000 employees, approximately 182,500 of whom are located in Germany, are committed to providing mobility and logistics services for customers, as well as controlling and operating the related transport networks in the rail, land, ocean and air freight transport sectors.
The main focal points of DB's strategy, in addition to increasing its international activities, are linking together all modes of transportation, and building comprehensive intermodal travel and logistics chains.
This is how the company is meeting the changing challenges posed by the markets, which are increasingly demanding efficient and environmentally friendly services from a single source. Already today, Deutsche Bahn AG is providing answers to the determining trends of globalization, climate change and scarcity of resources, as well as deregulation.
Under the "DB Bahn" brand, the Deutsche Bahn Group offers rail transport, bus services as well as other intermodal mobility products, which are becoming increasingly important.
The objective is to offer intelligent combinations of rail services, but also smooth and easy transfers to other transport modes. The CityTicket function for BahnCard holders, for example, ensures that long-distance rail services tie in perfectly with regional and urban transport services.
In view of present and future customer requirements, it is essential to offer rail freight transport as part of integrated logistics solutions. That key concept is already reflected in the DB Group’s business strategy.
The Group has a uniform presence on the international markets under the "DB Schenker" brand, positioning itself as an efficient partner for transport and logistics customers worldwide.
The business units of the Infrastructure Division operate in the market under the "DB Netze" brand. DB Netze offers a comprehensive range of rail, energy and service networks, creating the necessary conditions for flourishing rail business from a single source.
With effect from June 2, 2008, it was resolved to hive off the passenger transport and logistics sectors to form the new company DB Mobility Logistics AG (DB ML AG), of which a maximum share of 24.9% is to be privatized.
The new DB AG management concept ensures maximum continuity and simultaneously reflects the demands of the capital market, while providing the required security for the internal labor market in compliance with the existing employment alliance.
Last modified: 09.05.2012