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DB Schenker Startup Management

Start-up Management

A strong network paired with the freshest ideas: DB Schenker engages in fruitful collaborations with innovative start-ups.

Every five days, a new logistics start-up is founded, playing a key role in digitalizing the industry. But why are these small and newly established businesses of particular interest for us?

Best ideas do not always necessarily come from internal sources – with our global logistics network and the open innovation approach, we embrace collaborations with start-ups across the planet – to challenge what we already have in practice at DB Schenker and revolutionize our services. As identifiers of market niches, start-ups tailor individual services and quickly bring them to market, filling market gaps with innovative solutions. Instead of competing, we want to create valuable synergies beneficial for both DB Schenker and creative start-ups. By teaming up with us, start-ups get first-hand insights about the logistics industry, able to test products in real environment and scale their solutions as standardized product offerings to the global internal and external network of DB Schenker. 

We are glad to share our knowledge and experience with partners of DB Schenker. If you are a customer of DB Schenker and interested to explore innovative solutions, let us become your navigator to an existing start-up eco-system!


Are you a start-up and interested in working with one of the leading logistics companies in the world to test & scale your solution globally?

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DB Schenker Startup Management


Are you a partner of DB Schenker and interested to explore the start-up ecosystem and find new opportunities & solutions for your business?

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