Deutsche Bahn (DB) has around 230,000 employees worldwide, based in 1,500 locations in 150 countries. Since being privatised in 1994, it has become the largest transport undertaking and the largest infrastructure enterprise in Europe and the second-largest transportation and logistics services provider in the world.
Fujitsu's relationship with Deutsche Bahn began in 1996 when it supplied the company with its first Sun systems and assisted in designing, developing and operating Germany's largest SAP R/3 installation, serving more than 4,500 users, which is used to proactively manage all maintenance and repair work on rolling stock in order to minimise any operational delays.
Fujitsu also originally managed Deutsche Bahn's UNIX systems, but when DB Systems set-up its own UNIX data centre Fujitsu trained its employees so that they could take over responsibility. Fujitsu now provides a range of consultancy and professional services, from project management to specialist technical expertise, which DB Systems can call on whenever they are needed.