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Automotive

Specialised rail freight services for the automotive sector

DB Cargo UK offers unrivalled expertise and resources for transporting finished vehicles, automotive products and parts across the UK.

Logistical solutions for a complex industry
The complex structure of the automotive industry poses significant logistical challenges. We have the sector expertise to offer customised transportation and logistics services to meet the needs of the automotive industry.

Our versatile, integrated rail haulage solutions allow us to handle the large number of product variants and fluctuating production volumes of the automotive sector. Our services and expertise will help you to reduce costs, meet environmental targets, streamline processes and improve the quality of your supply chain.

Leading the way in UK automotive rail freight

We currently operate around 90% of all finished vehicle rail movements within the UK, as well as international services for both finished vehicles and automotive components. Within the UK, we operate domestic flows that equate to around 230,000 finished vehicles moved per year. Globally, our contract logistics services support the production of around six million vehicles per year.

Complete automotive-sector support 
You can rely on us to provide all locomotive traction, train crew, ground staff, operational expertise and train running support management for your finished vehicle and parts transportation. We also operate a fleet of double-decked fully covered rail wagons, which are ideally suited to the efficient movement of various finished vehicle models.

Why choose DBSR UK for automotive rail haulage?

  • Simplified supply chain solutions, removing complexity
  • Integrated solutions from a single source
  • Europe-wide rail network
  • Tailored solutions and specialised wagons to meet specific requirements
  • Sustainable logistics solutions to protect the environment and achieve CO2 reduction targets
  • Dedicated around-the-clock customer service

If you would like to find out more about our rail freight services and how we can help you achieve your objectives, contact us.

Last modified: 02.03.2016

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