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Maintenance based on traditional values

The history of the maintenance depots dates back a long time and is the reason for our far-reaching expertise.

Founded in 2001, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung is still a relatively young company. However, almost all our maintenance depots have existed for more than 100 years.

Foundation yearMaintenance depot
1861Neumunster
1867Fulda
1874Cottbus
1876Wittenberge
1892Krefeld
1906EWZ Munich (Central Electronics Maintenance Depot)
1908Kassel
1912Nuremberg
1913Paderborn
1914Bremen
1914Meiningen
1929Dessau



Up to 1997

The heavy-maintenance depots (C depots) are part of the "Traction and Depots" business segment of DB AG.


1998

The C depots are integrated into the various freight and passenger transport stock companies.


2001: Founding year of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung

At the beginning of the year, heavy maintenance and the specialist depots are consolidated as part of an extensive restructuring programme under the newly founded T.I unit in the Technology Division of DB AG.


2004

Upon completion of the restructuring phase, T.I is given its own independent legal structure under the name "DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH" and assigned to the Services unit.


2005

Under the name Services Business Unit, the unit is then integrated into the Infrastructure, Services and Technology Board Division. 


2008

Against the backdrop of the planned privatisation of the DB Group,
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung is assigned to DB Mobility Logistics AG.


2009

A new board division is established at DB: Technology, Integrated Systems and Services (T). It includes the Services Business Unit and thus also DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung.


2011 

At the beginning of 2011, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung assumes Group-wide responsibility for materials management and operational purchasing for rolling stock replacement parts.

In addition, Arno Störk is appointed Managing Director for Finance/Controlling at
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung.

The Board of Directors is extended in June with the addition of Production as the fourth division.

On 1 November, Uwe Fresenborg becomes the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung.


2012

Restructuring of the management organisation of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung: introduction of business-focused, cross-depot business units.


2015

Jeroen Hansmann assumes the position of Managing Director for Human Resources at
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung on 1 February.


2016

Oliver Terhaag, Managing Director Production, leaves the company. Philip Janssen assumes his responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

On 1 June, the organisation is restructured yet again. DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung is now part of the Traffic and Transport Board Division (V).


2017

On 1 January 2017, a functional structure is set up at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung. The Production Division and system segments are dissolved. All business-related functions are combined in the Chairman Division. The Sales unit is centralised and geared towards customer structures.


2018

Jeroen Hansmann, Managing Director for Human Resources, leaves the company by end of March.

Ramona Grün starts as Managing Director for Human Resources on 1 August.