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DB Schenker Logistics is bundling services in Hungary at its new Corporate Office in Budapest

  03.06.2014    

By the end of 2014, all DB Schenker Logistics offices and facilities in the Budapest region will be consolidated at one new site. In the future, land transport, air and ocean freight as well as contract logistics and trade fair forwarding will then be located under one roof in the Hungarian capital. The move represents the conclusion of the gradual process, begun in Hungary in 2010, of integrating all freight forwarding areas into Schenker Kft., Budapest. Until now, activities were partially managed in independent joint ventures with the Masped Group.
The new Corporate Office of Schenker Kft. are located in Prologis Park in Budapest-Szigetszentmiklós, where DB Schenker leases a freight forwarding terminal with some 30,000 square meters of space. The transshipment hall and the logistics hall meet the strictest requirements for security according to TAPA and for hygiene according to HACCP. The company also has the availability of its own ADR warehouse for hazardous goods. A total of 400 employees will work at the new terminal in early 2015 when relocation is complete.
"The consolidation of all departments in our company - not just under corporate law but in a single location as well - will make it much easier for us to offer all services from a single source in the interest of our customers," says Árpád Vásárhelyi, CEO of Schenker Kft. and responsible for land transport and rail forwarding. The integration is intended to lay the groundwork for further growth on the Hungarian market. "Our objective is to become the leading logistics service provider in Hungary," adds Sándor Barényi, who heads air and ocean freight as well as contract logistics as the Managing Director of Schenker Kft.
Consolidation of all employees in the Budapest area at the new site is beginning during an important anniversary year for DB Schenker in Hungary. After founding his forwarding company in Vienna in 1872, Gottfried Schenker opened the first foreign branch office in Budapest in 1874 – 140 years ago. Schenker Kft. was founded following the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1992 and currently has a workforce of approximately 400 employees at eight locations.



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