At VCDB’s locations in Dresden and Berlin there are more than 80 highly qualified and dedicated engineers with different areas of expertise, as well as economists, geographers and technicians with specialist knowledge and practical experience, all of whom are committed to giving our customers the best possible service. Interdisciplinary thought and action are the basis for successful teamwork and collaboration with our clients.
What is more, VCDB has an almost unique combination of backgrounds among its personnel. We work in close cooperation with our shareholders, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB AG) and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG AöR). This partnership enables us to draw on the human resources of both these large enterprises and to reinforce our core teams with specialists for particular projects as required. This is of benefit to everybody.
On the following pages we should like to introduce our employees to you. They are the people who enable our company to operate and to prosper – and they are the people you will meet.
…as regards our customers
Our motto is: practical solutions to practical problems. We utilise the wide-ranging experience of our shareholders, DVB AG and BVG AöR, our expertise and the dedication of our employees in order to provide top-quality consultation and services for our customers. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Our collaboration with our clients is characterised by enthusiasm for the project, reliability and punctuality. Cost-effectiveness is a constant consideration in all we do.
…as regards our employees
We foster our employees’ creativity and give them responsibility and independence. We expect our employees to carry out their tasks independently and to be prepared to contribute to the constant development and improvement of the services offered by our company. Life-long learning is not just a buzz-word; we actively support and promote it through further training and additional qualifications. A good working atmosphere helps motivate our employees, thus contributing to the success of our projects.
…as regards the object of our work – public transport
Our employees are sincerely and passionately interested in public transport. We believe that public transport is indispensable for the mobility of people and is a major factor in their quality of life. Public transport is also an important element in the planning of long-term sustainable transportation systems as an aspect of political responsibility for future generations.
Founded in: 1994
Locations: Dresden, Berlin, Magdeburg
Company HQ: Dresden
Business activities: Development, planning, consulting and managing projects relating to traffic and transport
Managing Director: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Flügge
Scope of Business: Rail Vehicle Technology, Transport Planning/Transport Economics, Transport Engineering, Traffic Telematics, Infrastructure Planning, Electric Mobility, Assistance in Operation
Turnover in thousand Euro: approx. 6.141 (2020)
In 1990, a working group on transport issues (entitled „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verkehrs-Know-How Dresden-Hamburg“) was set up by the cities of Dresden and Hamburg as part of a cooperation agreement between Hamburg-Consult and the Dresden local transport authority. This working group was entrusted with conducting important traffic infrastructure projects during this period of economic restructuring and the modernisation of public transport systems.
In 1994, VCDH VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Hamburg GmbH was established in Dresden as a joint subsidiary of HamburgConsult GmbH and Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG.
Over the next 10 years, VCDH developed into a consulting company that employed more than 30 staff and gained worldwide project experience.
At the end of 2004 strategic considerations occasioned HamburgConsult’s withdrawal as a shareholder, and on 1st July 2005 the Berlin transport company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG AöR) acquired a 25.1% holding in the company. At the same time, the company was reorganised and renamed VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden – Berlin GmbH and the Establishment of an office in Berlin.
Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG
Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB AG) is the sophisticated transport service provider for Saxony’s capital city Dresden. From operating a tram, bus, ferry and mountain railway fleet via market research, transport planning, scheduling of services, planning of fares, marketing, distribution and customer services, to infrastructure maintenance and staff training, DVB AG provides all services in connection with public transport as a single organisation. With more than 150 million passengers a year, DVB AG is the largest partner in the Upper Elbe Transport Alliance (Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe). Each day, the yellow trams and buses are used by about 170,000 inhabitants of Dresden and visitors to the city. The company currently operates 12 tram routes on a line network with a total length of 213.1 kilometres and 28 bus routes with a total line length of 307.7 kilometres, as well as four ferry crossings and two mountain railways that are protected as historical monuments. (Source: DVB AG) At present, DVB AG holds 74.9% of the shares in VCDB and with its nearly 1,750 employees it constitutes a pool of resources that can be drawn upon by the subsidiary company VCDB.
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG AöR)
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the largest municipal company for local public transport in Germany, was created in 1992 by the merger of the (East Berlin) BVB and the (West Berlin) BVG. Today, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe and its nearly 10,200 employees run a complex network of trams, underground trains, buses and ferries, which is used by approx. 925 million passengers per year. Trams operate mainly in the eastern districts on 22 routes with a total line length of 293,8 km. The underground has 10 lines with a total line length of 146,3 km. The third component in the local transport network of Germany’s capital are the buses, which operate on 149 routes with a total line length of 1,675 km. Furthermore six ferry lines are offered.
Daily services on four systems in a city of 3.4 million – all this experience is available to VCDB for the realisation of its projects.