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DB Schenker commits to Africa as a future market

Logistics provider joins the "Pan-African Mobility Alliance"

DB Schenker is committed to Africa as a future market and will continue to strengthen its activities there. The company took its first step in emphasizing this goal by declaring it has joined the "Pan-African Mobility Alliance", an alliance with business, science and politics initiated by the German government to promote the continent's economy.

"This underlines the importance Africa has for us," explained Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker. "Economic output in Africa has grown enormously in some cases. We see a great potential in the continent and are anticipating a considerable demand for logistics. Today, with a population of 1.3 billion people in 54 countries, Africa is one of the regions with the fastest economic growth in the world." 

Africa continues to be of great importance for DB Schenker (here the Head Office in Essen). DB Schenker has been present in Africa since 1962 and is represented by branches, partners and over 1100 employees across 26 countries. The alliance was established with several goals, including to maximize on logistical potential and infrastructure, particularly in the automotive industry. Due to Africa’s recent population and economic growth, DB Schenker is committed to a sustainable long-term collaboration, in order to create jobs and purchasing power.

"Our customers are currently expanding their business in several African countries. As a global logistics provider, we create the necessary conditions on site to handle their supply chains smoothly. The initiatives of the Pan-African Mobility Alliance will support and improve this development", explains Thomas Ruelke, Chief Commercial Officer of DB Schenker Middle East and Africa, responsible for the growth of DB Schenker in this region.

DB Schenker expects the greatest economic development to come primarily from East and West Africa. Egypt and South Africa, where the company has been active for many years, will continue to play an important role in future development.