DB Schenker heads into 150th anniversary year


From horse-drawn carriage to freighter drones: In 2022, DB Schenker celebrates its 150th corporate anniversary. Building on extensive experience in supply chain management, the Germany-headquartered company has long become one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. Today marks the kick-off into an anniversary year with a multitude of external and internal festivities, underlining DB Schenker’s vision of advancing businesses and lives by shaping the way the world connects. 

On July 1, 1872, Gottfried Schenker founded DB Schenker in Vienna in Austria. His approach of combining individual shipments to collective consignments was a game-changing innovation for that time. Building on this legacy, the company’s reach has expanded around the globe and into all modes of transport. This year, DB Schenker is looking ahead towards further shaping the industry’s future through innovative, digital, and sustainable solutions. 

Under the claim “150 Years Elevating Lives”, the anniversary year features an internal employee competition connecting all colleagues across countries and even continents. With the help of a dedicated smartphone app, employees can count their steps and track further physical and mental activities. 

For all sporting achievements counted, DB Schenker will donate to carefully selected charitable organizations that relate to the company’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For the first quarter of the year, all donations raised will be given to WeForest, an environmental protection organization, to support tree planting, forest conservation, and further local sustainability projects in Brazil and Ethiopia. Upcoming charity projects will include ocean and air protection, and social initiatives.