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The ÖSV and DB Schenker on Tour: Taking the Biathlon Container and Truck to All Races Worldwide

ÖSV biathlon truck transports equipment for ÖSV stars to all European races • Innovative special container for Olympic Games

DB Schenker and the ÖSV [Austrian Ski Federation] have come up with another unique project this year: a high-end container to accompany the ÖSV team to all races worldwide, including, of course, the pinnacle of the biathlon season, the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As with the ÖSV biathlon truck, the custom-built container provides a comprehensive facility that will be deployed to all races and equipment tests in Europe during the 2017/2018 season.

The container has been equipped with its own workbenches, hundreds of ski racks and its own ski grinder in order to optimally meet the strict requirements of the top athletes and experts of the ÖSV service team, and transport the tons of equipment to venues around the world. In addition, a suitable lighting system, a heating element and a state-of-the-art ventilation system to remove wax fumes have been installed in the biathlon container. The container was loaded up by the experts from DB Schenker and the ÖSV at the ÖSV Competence Center located at Hall in Tirol, Austria on December 5, 2017 and is already on its way to the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Only the most precise planning and exact coordination between the ÖSV and
DB Schenker in Ried and Kufstein enables the biathlon container and the truck to reach the training and race locations located around the world, on time. The service truck, which accompanies the top athletes to all European races, will be covering a route totaling 13,743 kilometers across all of Europe. The program this season includes stops in Sweden, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Norway.

“We are very proud of our partnership with the ÖSV because it proves that we can meet the special demands of a high-performance team with quick, innovative and reliable solutions - not just in Europe, but around the world,” says a delighted Helmut Schweighofer, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe, of the successful cooperation.

ÖSV President Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel agrees: “The Austrian Ski Federation has the good fortune of working with many reliable partners. I am all the more happy that we could implement this fantastic project along with the truck for our biathlon team together as part of our successful long-standing cooperation with DB Schenker.”

Toni Giger, head of the Ski Austria Technology department, on the ongoing cooperation: “Thanks to the reliable support of DB Schenker, our service technicians will be able to count on excellent working conditions and our athletes will be able to count on the best equipment.”