DB Schenker is consolidating the management of its Transport and Logistics division with the European headquarters of its rail freight company in a new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

The building, called Alpha Rotex, is located in Frankfurt’s Gateway Gardens at the city’s airport and will house 500 employees. DB Schenker has officially leased the top ten floors of the 15-storey building. A new building for the Logistics and Mobility division is also being built nearby.

“Not only will the move make our operations even more effective in the future, we are also sending a clear signal of Frankfurt’s importance as an international logistics hub,” said Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics responsible for Transportation and Logistics.

The new building has enabled functions from Berlin, Mainz, Essen and Kelsterbach to be merged and consolidated in Frankfurt. One hundred and twenty employees from the management of the Transportation and Logistics division and numerous employees from functions that fall under both DB Schenker Rail and DB Schenker Logistics have been working at the Alpha Rotex building since August 19. Beginning in November, an additional 100 employees from the European Operations Center (EOC) and Cargo Control Center of DB Schenker Rail will also move into the building.

"By moving to Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport City, DB Schenker has chosen a location that offers the highest level of mobility and internationality,” said Jürgen Groß, managing partner of developers Groß & Partner. “We hope Schenker enjoys its new home."

Groß & Partner worked with OFB Projektentwicklung on the construction of the new building.