Deutsche Bahn acquires additional stake in Polandís PTK Holding S.A.
Berlin, As part of its acquisition of PCC Logistics, Deutsche Bahn became already a shareholder in the privately-owned rail operator PTK Holding S.A. located in Zabrze, Poland. In the course of the last few years, the PCC Logistics Group has acquired a stake in the company that primarily specializes in providing services for coal mines. With immediate effect, DB has now increased its stake in PTK Holding S.A. to around 95 percent.
ďWith the acquisition of a majority stake in PTK Holding, we will now be able to further strategically expand and effectively structure our network in Poland, and improve the range of services we provide for our customers,Ē said Dr. Christoph Wolff, Head of Region East at DB Schenker Rail. ďIn the next few months we will be merging our affiliated companies in Poland to create a single market presence. PTK Holding S.A. is a powerful company and fits perfectly into the portfolio of the PCC Logistics Group.Ē
PTK Holding S.A., with around 2,000 employees and revenues of some EUR 90 million (2008), is one of the best high-performing privately-owned rail operators in Poland and specializes in the complete operation of coal mine and power plant rail sidings in Poland. PTK Holding S.A. has many years experience and an extensive range of services in the field of transportation and logistics, such as the organization and handling of rail freight shipments, including cross-border services between the Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. The companyís portfolio is supplemented by the operation of container terminals for sea and inland waterway transportation, repair depots for rolling stock and comprehensive trackwork and earth moving services. The company is also co-owner of the Swinoujscie port terminal on Polandís Baltic Sea coast. The terminal is one of the largest transshipment points for coal, steel and bulk goods in Poland. PTK Holding S.A.ís shipping volume in 2008 amounted to around 7.2 million metric tons.
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