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On track for growth: DB Schenker Italy opens new facility in Verona

Italy connects European economic centers with over 500 departures per week New terminal with an area of 40,000 m2 and 60 gates

Italy, October 2021 – It’s been 25 years since DB Schenker opened a branch office in Verona – and now the organization has changed its look and is moving into a new facility in the Interporto. More than 20 destinations are connected by the new terminal, whereby most of the consignments are sent to Germany, France, and Austria. The facility operates with 60 gates over an area of more than 40,000 m2. All other destinations in Europe are routed via Milano Hub on a daily basis.

"The construction of the new hub in Verona was a very important project for us, and it is exciting to see it finally completed," says Francesca Tommasini, Manager of the Verona branch office. "Our main goal is to provide our customers with the best possible support, with a focus on the continuous improvement of the quality, speed, and flexibility of the services we offer. The facility was designed with great precision and much attention to detail in terms of both the warehouse and the offices, whereby the idea here was to offer a pleasant and environmentally friendly environment for our employees.”

Sustainability features
Built using the best technologies and materials, the new state-of-the-art facility was also designed with sustainability in mind. Indeed, the new building is certified as “Very Good” in accordance with the BREEAM assessment, which means it complies with very strict environmental standards. In order to avoid wasting precious resources such as water, a rainwater system has been set up for toilets and for the irrigation of green areas. The facility is also equipped with solar panels, and the lighting system is designed to ensure energy conservation, as the system only activates in spaces actually being used by employees.

The warehouse
Made with a single span, and therefore without pillars, the warehouse covers an area of about 7,500 m2. One key feature of the warehouse involves a setup that allows for free movement without encountering obstacles, thereby enabling and optimizing cross-docking activities for import and export operations.