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DB Schenker opens new environmentally and energy friendly logistics center

(Frankfurt am Main, October 2017) International logistics services provider has commissioned a new 11,000 square-meter facility in Bologna and invested €10 million in its network.

DB Schenker is strengthening its position in Italy: A total of €10 million has been invested in a new facility in Bologna, which has 11,000 square meters of warehouse space, 90 loading docks, 2,600 square meters of offices, and 22,000 square meters of external service space. The new facility has been officially operating since the beginning of September.

Along with state-of-the-art IT solutions and the latest safety standards, the new facility has been built in accordance with TAPA A (Transported Asset Protection Association) requirements. Environmental protection and energy efficiency were also central components in construction planning: The building was developed in order to obtain BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) environmental certification, as it’s equipped with a building management system, full LED lighting, solar panels, high standard insulation cladding and windows, and a rainwater recycling system.

The new facility benefits from the modern Interporto infrastructure, with one of the largest logistics and intermodal platforms (road and rail) in Europe that occupies an excellent position along Italian and European freight transport routes.

“This investment highlights how seriously we take the increasing demand for top quality facilities and services in the logistics and freight-forwarding market,” says Federico Girgenti, CEO of DB Schenker in Italy. “The new facility will further improve our productivity and efficiency, and it also underscores our commitment to be the eco-pioneer in our field, which is a central part of our DB 2020+ Group strategy.”

DB Schenker is present in Italy with 31 branches and roughly 140,000 square meters of warehouse space. The company offers land, sea, and air transport services, as well as integrated logistics solutions and supply chain management.