September 22 - DB Schenker Logistics has expanded its network in southeastern Europe, adding a new logistics center in Pardubice, Czech Republic, near Hradec Kr

One of the centre's first customers is ESAB, an international provider of welding materials and accessories. The new 12,000 sq m facility in eastern Bohemia, not far from the Polish border, can hold 13,500 pallets. 

It has 15 hydraulic loading ramps, one of which can also be used for side loading and unloading, and a warehouse equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is protected from intrusion by a surveillance system.

According to Karl Nutzinger, member of the management board of Schenker AG responsible for European Land Transport, "Pardubice is an important transport hub whose infrastructure is being expanded and it also has an excellent connection to the European rail network."