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DB Schenker commits to Africa as a future market 20 November 2019

Logistics provider joins the ‘Pan-African Mobility Alliance’

DB Schenker is committed to Africa as a future market and will continue to strengthen its activities there. The Company took its first step in emphasising this goal by declaring it has joined the ‘Pan-African Mobility Alliance’, an alliance with business, science and politics initiated by the German government to promote the continent's economy.

Today, with a population of 1.3 billion people in 54 countries, Africa is one of the regions with the fastest economic growth in the world. DB Schenker has been present in Africa since 1962 and is represented by branches, partners and over 1,100 employees across 26 countries.

The alliance was established with several goals, including to maximise on logistical potential and infrastructure, particularly in the automotive industry. Due to Africa’s recent population and economic growth, DB Schenker is committed to a sustainable long-term collaboration, in order to create jobs and purchasing power.

DB Schenker expects the greatest economic development to come primarily from East and West Africa. Egypt and South Africa, where the Company has been active for many years, will continue to play an important role in future development.