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DB Schenker strengthens Asian trade with complete logistics solutions

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 October, 2015, 5:55pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, 5:08pm

Asia's growing economy, projected to average 5.4 per cent annually from 2014 to 2018, is creating the need for more reliable logistics providers that can offer a wide range of versatile transport solutions. Positioned to enhance trade between Asia and the Nordic region, the Sweden-based subsidiary of DB Schenker is primed to provide clients first-rate land, air, rail and ocean logistics solutions. 

"Asia is very important for DB Schenker. It's an area with sustained growth for several years, and for us there are a lot of business opportunities there," says Mats Grundius, CEO of DB Schenker's Swedish arm. 

To better serve its Asian customers, which include Samsung and Huawei, DB Schenker has made it a goal to improve rail connections between China and the region spanning Sweden, Finland and Norway. Because of its efforts, DB Schenker was honoured by Ericsson with an award for offering a transport solution between China and Europe. 

DB Schenker is specifically focused on the fashion and retail, pulp and paper, automotive and food industries. Supported by the geographic foothold of DB Schenker's unparalleled global network, the Swedish unit is capable of offering third-party logistics supply chain, warehousing and consulting. 

"We have our own consultancy business where we offer logistics consulting to the local market; that way, we add extra value to our basic offering," Grundius says. 

DB Schenker's integrated rail solution allows it to support customers through the whole supply chain. By having solid domestic and regional land operations, the company can offer services all the way to the final customer. Within its organisation, DB Schenker promotes innovation by encouraging the development of new products and new arrangements that bring added value to customers. 

"We want to be the natural choice for the Swedish industry when companies want to develop businesses in Asia," Grundius says. "We want to be on the top of their minds when they need a partner."

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