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DB Schenker and the Austrian Olympic Committee: Successful partnership enters the next phase

The international logistics services provider is delivering the complete Austria House, a bakery shop and a ski cable car to Pyeongchang

Preparations continue to run at full speed with just one day left to go before the start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9, 2018. As the official logistics partner of the Olympic Team Austria, DB Schenker is providing support for the team, for example by handling the transport of tons of construction materials for the team’s Austria House. DB Schenker is sending a total of 20 containers to Pyeongchang. Along with all the interior equipment and furnishings for the Austria House, DB Schenker is also shipping a fully functional ski cable car from Saalbach to South Korea. Saalbach is one of the Austria House top partners for the Olympics.

In order to ensure that the Olympic Team Austria gets everything it needs, the logistics experts from DB Schenker are also sending food, about seven tons of beverages and a bakery shop to Pyeongchang. Every day, the bakery will freshly prepare more than 5,000 rolls and pastries for athletes, coaches, other Olympic staff members and anyone who visits the Austria House.

The Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC) has been relying on DB Schenker’s expertise for many years. “DB Schenker´s experience with global transports speaks for itself and for the company’s high degree of competence,” says ÖOC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mennel. “We’re very pleased that we can rely one hundred percent on DB Schenker´s experts for sports and event logistics.”

“We’re very proud of this longstanding partnership with the Austrian Olympic Committee because it shows that we’re able to reliably meet the ÖOC’s challenging logistics requirements anywhere around the world,” says Helmut Schweighofer, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe.