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DB Engineering & Consulting Starts Operations

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Image courtesy of DB International

As part of a reorganisation of its corporate structure, Deutsche Bahn has merged and DB International to form DB Engineering & Consulting (DB E&C).

Dr Volker Kefer, Vice-Chairman and Member of the Management Board for the Infrastructure, Services and Technology Division at Deutsche Bahn said:

“The German government and DB will  invest some EUR 35 billion in Germany’s rail network – more than ever before – by 2019. By merging these two units, we are creating synergy, improving our efficiency and bundling our expertise in the relevant disciplines. We are tackling challenges head on.”

DB E&C boasts 4,000 staff from 66 countries focusing on design and construction supervision in sectors including structural engineering, transport facilities and electromechanical engineering, design and acceptance testing; environment, geotechnical engineering and surveying, as well as project management and consulting. They will operate in 28 countries on six continents.

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Niko Warbanoff, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors at DB Engineering & Consulting said:

“Our employees have excellent technical skills, which are valued in Germany and the rest of the word. We have set out to be the world’s leading engineering and consulting firm in the rail sector and to help shape the railway for the world of tomorrow.”

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