Leading the way for 150 years: DB Schenker celebrates anniversary year

In 2022, DB Schenker celebrates its 150th. anniversary. Since the first shipment in 1872, the company has become one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. DB Schenker is present in Malaysia since 1979 and currently employs 2,400 logistics professionals.

Robert Reiter, DB Schenker’s CEO in Malaysia, said: ”150 years is an important milestone for us to celebrate. I’m proud of our activities in Malaysia. We have a rich history in logistics. We now use our knowledge to continuously work on new technologies, services and ideas to improve the supply chains of our customers in the most efficient and sustainable way”.

To celebrate its 150th. birthday, DB Schenker in Malaysia has planned several activities.  Throughout the year, employees will take part in a companywide challenge connecting all 76,500 colleagues across the world. By tracking individual and team activities like running and walking, employees will collect kilometers. DB Schenker will refund each kilometer and donate it to selected charitable causes. Furthermore, trucks across Malaysia will display the ‘150th Anniversary Elevating Lives’ logo. There will also be a special customer appreciation event later in the year and CSR activities to give back to the community

About DB Schenker’s 150th. Anniversary Campaign

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, including ocean freight, air freight, land transport and contract logistics.

The theme of the campaign is “150 Years Elevating Lives”.

How we elevate lives

Through Innovation

For 150 years, innovation has always been a part of DB Schenker’s culture. From developing best-in-class products and services to leading-edge technology, we continue to give our customers the competitive edge they need to improve their businesses and compete effectively and efficiently in today’s global economy

Through Sustainability

As a leading provider of global logistics and transportation services, sustainability is implemented as a core of our business practices – from the well-being of our people and their communities to sustainable growth and reducing our ecological footprint as well as developing new products and collaborating with our suppliers and partners.

By integrating these principles into every aspect of what we do every day, we are committing ourselves to being a sustainability leaders and socially responsible business partners in the global communities we serve

Through People

Our people are our most important asset, and our success depends on having a competent, diverse, and well-trained workforce. Internationality, teamwork, reliability, and an innovative spirit are the values which set us apart. Our customers know our capabilities and what differentiates us from the others. As we start our next 150 years, we view this as a tremendous opportunity to reconnect with families, friends, co-workers, and clients, re-evaluating the crucial role they play in our and your success and how we can elevate their lives even more.

How we are celebrating our 150th Anniversary

Throughout the year, we are holding anniversary events for our employees, customers, and partners. The focus of our celebrations will be a company give-back challenge where through employee involvement, we will donate up to 1.5 million Euros to four charities over four quarters. The themed program is called, ‘Leading the Way Challenge’. Our employees will download a customized program app and through physical activity challenges and challenging mind games with in-app quizzes, they earn kilometers which go towards one of the four charity organizations.

Schenker Malaysia, established in 1979, is a one-stop- logistics provider offering total integrated logistics services to local, regional and global customers. DB Schenker in Malaysia operates 28 warehouses in Peninsular Malaysia, with a footprint of more than 2.8mil square feet in 13 strategic locations. We currently employ over 2,400 logistics professionals.

Schenker Malaysia Land Transport

Schenker shipping services around 1950 (Picture Credit: DB Schenker) 

Schenker furniture transport around 1950 (Photo Credit: DB Schenker)