DB Schenker is consolidating and relocating its headquarters for the Americas to Miami-Dade, Florida. The move will centralize DB Schenker’s regional management functions in one central location.
DB Schenker currently operates a large warehouse in West Miami-Dade County. The new Americas Headquarters will be in a new building currently under construction in Central Miami-Dade County near the airport. The company will be moving to its permanent location in October 2017.
“This move will bring management together under one roof in the heart of the region,” said Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO of DB Schenker Americas. “We have started this consolidation to increase efficiency and be close to our markets. Miami is the ideal location to connect with all countries within the Americas. We also look forward to bringing a variety of new jobs to the area because of this move.”
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council has been working closely with DB Schenker executives since August 2016, promoting Miami’s advantages, including the County’s skilled, multilingual talent pool, the low cost of doing business, and international access. DB Schenker Americas will be one of the 43 companies honored today at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Key Ceremony.
“This decision by DB Schenker to relocate its headquarters further solidifies Miami’s position as a global business destination for European companies with operations in the Americas,” added Miami-Dade Beacon Council Interim President and CEO, Sheldon T. Anderson. “Our trade and logistics sector represents one in four jobs in Miami-Dade County across more than 2,500 companies. It is supported by two powerful economic engines – the Miami International Airport and PortMiami.”