Best connections for the industry

Companies seeking to be successful in competitive international markets depend on reliable and efficient logistics. As a global logistics partner with over 140 years of experience in the industry, we can give you a tangible competitive advantage.

All along the industrial value chain, we cover a broad range of sub-industries: We offer transport and logistics solutions for raw material and industrial products, for example for timber, pulp & paper and agricultural goods industries. In addition, we are a reliable partner for the engineering industry. Our portfolio includes logistics services for whole machinery, components and spare parts for manufacturers of engines, turbines, construction & mining equipment, agricultural & farming equipment, machine tools and many more.

Our specialist staff in vertical markets, industry sectors and at our competence center works with you to develop reliable, efficient logistics solutions. Based on our industry know-how and proved best practices, we create lean, stable and safe processes, and give you the support you need to achieve your goals.

With our global transportation networks – for road, air, ocean and rail freight – and our expertise in contract logistics, we can fine tune your supply chain to optimum effect. For rail freight we offer intermodal and specialized transportation both in single freight cars and block trains – with specialized equipment to meet the requirements of specific industries.

We also offer customized logistics services such as warehousing, commissioning, fulfillment, spare parts centers and distribution by means of our Railport system, made up by more than 100 multi-functional and inter-sectorial rail logistics centers in Europe. For global visibility and control, you benefit from the latest IT solutions. With our Eco-solutions, eco-friendly transportation is also available.

Exemplary solutions

We offer a broad range of flexible and tailor-made transport and logistics solutions, tailored exactly to the needs of your sector. Some examples are:


Through our 100% subsidiary DB Schenker Nieten GmbH we transport about 100,000 freight cars filled with raw and sawn timber, particle board, waste wood and wood chips.

With a pool of approximately 3,000 dedicated freight cars we offer you integrated end-to-end solutions from the organization and collection of raw timber from the woods to supply control at the processing plant. Backbone of our service is a network of about 400 rail timber loading yards. In addition, we also engage service providers covering sea freight, handling and storage as well as road transport for pre- and on-carriage. For the transport of scrap timber, e.g. wood chips, next to conventional freight cars, we also employ innovative container solutions, which offer much more flexibility than traditional cars.

Pulp & Paper

At DB Schenker we have a great deal of expertise in the pulp & paper industry. By rail alone, we transport around 8 million tons of pulp and paper throughout Europe, for example with our industry-specific DB SCHENKERpaper-solution. Thanks to special equipment we use your sensitive rolls of paper arrive at their destination fast, reliable and protected from the weather. We also offer transport by road and sea.

Agricultural products

We are the ideal partner for the transportation of renewable raw materials such as grain, sugar or animal feed. We provide you with logistics solutions across all modes of transport that are designed to meet the specific requirements of the agricultural industry, while our main focus is on European rail transport. With our special fleet of freight cars, you benefit from both flexible single-car systems and regular block train shipments. In addition to works shunting services, loading and unloading services and deliveries to railway siding, we also offer consulting services for track connection investments, including new construction projects. Moreover, we are the first European rail freight company to receive HACCP certification.

Engines, turbines, generators and other heavy machinery

Thanks to decades of experience, a network of reliable partners and excellent references in international project business, we are your ideal partner for the transport of heavy machinery and other extraordinary transports. Our global network is at your service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you need just-in-time production supply, flexible emergency deliveries, dedicated charter services, complex capital projects with long phases of analyzing and planning or specialized value-added services: We organize and manage your flow of goods and suppliers and ensure complete visibility all along the transport chain. Individual transport solutions for rail cars and agricultural machinery with the necessary special equipment complete our portfolio.

Construction & Mining Equipment

Thanks to our truly global network with offices and partners in 130 countries, we are present everywhere where the construction and mining equipment industry needs a reliable logistics service provider. Still, we are not only your best choice due to geographical proximity. We already serve a broad range of customers from the construction and mining industry, allowing us to continuously expand and refine our competences. Beside our general products, we offer you tailor-made heavy cargo transport solutions, efficient, flexible and reliable spare parts supply, effective productions logistics / MRO-concepts, additional consulting and coordination services and much more.

Agricultural & Farming Equipment

From supplier management, support in production supply (e.g. just-in-time or VMI), sequencing of the manufacturing chain and emergency planning to distribution of whole machinery, spare part supply and reverse logistics: as an integrated logistics company we have the right solution for you. Already serving leading customers from the agricultural and farming equipment industry, we are familiar with your needs. Together, we can optimize your global supply chain and increase its efficiency.

Machine Tools

We offer you stability in a highly dynamic environment: With our global network we are present in all your markets – no matter whether you are buying or selling. We are your integrated partner for inbound, production, distribution and after sales logistics. We support you with services including MRO, just-in-time, VMI, spare parts logistics, emerging markets concepts and many more, so you can focus on your core business.

Other industries

We are also a reliable partner for other industrial sectors such as:

  • Bearings & gears
  • Lifting & handling
  • Electrical engineering
  • Wires & cables
  • Medical industrial equipment
  • And many more
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