We at DB Schenker welcome the future through state-of-the-art research and development to shape the way our world connects, just as Gottfried Schenker did already in the 1800s when he began the groundbreaking innovation of mixed transports.
In 2015, in order to bring together expertise from different industries and academic research, we started an important strategic collaboration with the German research institute Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund. The result was DB Schenker Enterprise Lab for Logistics and Digitization. It is characterized by close cooperation between Fraunhofer's researchers and DB Schenker, and offers the best conditions for innovating, developing and testing new solutions that will shape tomorrow's logistics world.
The purpose of the collaboration is to develop the next generation of logistics products, services and business models. In this way we at DB Schenker quickly gain practical insight into the technology's development, how we can use it and be ready for implementation when it is available.
Please watch the video for an insight into our innovation work.