DB Schenker and Plug and Play Establish New Partnership

DB Schenker has entered a partnership with start-up accelerator Plug and Play. Since January 2020, DB Schenker is a so-called Anchor Partner in the field of “Supply Chain & Logistics” at Plug and Play’s European Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. As a result, DB Schenker receives access to an extensive network of innovation drivers, including tens of thousands of start-ups.

Markus Sontheimer, CIO and CDO of DB Schenker: “The logistics industry is changing at an unprecedented pace due to digital and technological disruptions. DB Schenker has been at the forefront of a digital revolution in logistics and we will continue to drive change as a digital value generator for our customers. We are excited to partner with Plug and Play’s unique and versatile network to start an exchange that leads us all forward in digitalizing logistics.”

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform based in Silicon Valley in the USA. As an accelerator for start-ups, the organization is active in more than 30 locations worldwide. In 2019, a new branch dedicated to logistics was opened in Hamburg, where DB Schenker will now be incorporated as an Anchor Partner.

Saeed Amidi, CEO and Founder of Plug and Play: “With DB Schenker joining as an Anchor Partner at Plug and Play in Hamburg, we are excited to welcome a world-renowned expert in logistics to our network of corporates and start-ups. Our European Headquarters for Supply Chain & Logistics offers unprecedented opportunities and we’re looking forward to exploring these together with DB Schenker in the months and years to come.”

To kick-off the new partnership in early 2020, DB Schenker and Plug and Play will begin pilot projects to identify the first suitable start-ups to help solve existing business challenges.