DB Schenker expands network into Caucasus and Central Asia
PRESS RELEASE – DB Schenker is setting up eight new country organizations in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, foreseeing enormous development prospects in this area. The region is located at the crossroads of major trade routes, acting as a hub and establishing an economic bridge between Asia and Europe.
“These countries offer enormous opportunities that we want to integrate into our European and worldwide networks. Through our local presence, we can provide our customers with a larger worldwide network, our excellent service and our proven quality from a single source,” says DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes. “DB Schenker is sending out an important signal with our market expansion to the Caucasus and Central Asia region by broadening our network beyond the borders of Europe.”
A total of eight countries, which have been primarily served by partners so far, will now be operated by DB Schenker directly. Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be added to the worldwide network of the leading logistics provider.
DB Schenker takes the first step in Kazakhstan, where an own country organization has already been founded and will be integrated into the DB Schenker network as of January 2020.
The next step will be taken in Azerbaijan, where a local agency will be integrated into the DB Schenker network within the next two months. The new DB Schenker company has the potential of five-digit shipment volume per year. In Georgia, DB Schenker also plans to set up its own country organization in 2020. The market development of the other countries will follow in the same year.