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Experience the world of logistics without travelling – DB Schenker is pioneering VR warehouse tours

Exploring new technology, latest innovation or simply supporting implementations on site: first-hand experience is fundamental. In times of COVID-19, travel restrictions pose a challenge when on site presence is required. However, imagine that you could be at any DB Schenker warehouse or terminal, from wherever you are.

DB Schenker recently underlined its ambition to become Front Runners in their industry by partnering with Avatour to develop a true alternative: enabling virtual warehouse tours, offering a 360° perspective with real time video.

“The partnership with the startup Avatour offers us a new dimension of digitization in the contract logistics business. It is essential for us and our operations to stay close to our customers!”
– Todd Starbuck, EVP Business Development, Solution Design and Customer Management

Avatour is an easily accessible digital platform, that will help us to:

  • Gain visibility and grant access to our operations for our customers
  • Improve performance on site by remote trainings and auditing
  • Keep people safe and secure while providing support when working from home
  • Reduce CO² emissions by avoiding travel

As an example, imagine each warehouse is being visited at least once per year by a delegation of 5 people, consisting of responsible experts from DB Schenker and our partners. Even if all participants of the group had to travel only domestically to reach the destination, this would already mean a total of around €3 million of travel expenses and kilograms of CO2 emissions. 

Digital virtual tours offer unique advantages – rethink the traditional ways of visiting sites and significantly reduce the number of trips required without sacrificing the experience of physical presence and hence: support us in becoming the green logistics supplier of choice!

Curious to try it out? Get in touch with your local contact!

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