Volvo picked DB Cargo’s effective corridor through Europe

High quality was an instrumental parameter in Volvo’s choice of DB Cargo for intra-company transport between Belgium and Sweden.

Volvo manufactures cars and lorries at their factories in Sweden and Belgium. These manufacturing operations are heavily dependent on reliable and timely delivery of parts and vehicles between the factories.

Volvo has continuous rail shuttles, with two trains running in each direction. Each train covers the more than 2,500 km between Sweden and Belgium – via Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands – in less than 48 hours.

DB Cargo Scandinavia is responsible for the stretch from Älmhult, Sweden to Bad Bentheim (a border station between Germany and the Netherlands), working in close collaboration with our European partners in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium along this effective corridor. This shuttle has operated for years with consistent high quality, to the great satisfaction of Volvo.

You can access our extensive, specialised Automotive RailNet, which we use to transport car parts and finished vehicles between car factories and their markets in Sweden, Germany, France, Turkey, Portugal, Russia, China, and Denmark.
Many of the new cars seen on Denmark’s roads are transported to Denmark by rail via single-wagon transports or by the trainload.

Denmark currently has two reception centres with extensive capacity for car delivery by rail.
Every day, many of our custom-built rail wagons for transporting cars and vans arrive at stations in the Danish towns of Vamdrup and Ringsted, from which they are then delivered to their final destinations.

A wealth of advantages:
• Specialised and customer-specific concepts
• Flexible solutions with high delivery frequency
• Global management across modes of transport
• Integration with various supply chain partners
• One-stop-shopping with our specialised rail department for the car industry, which has years of experience and strong expertise in these types of transports
• Eco-friendly, carbon-saving transport