Outside Europe, international suppliers are being specifically sought to serve the growing market for rail operations and maintenance. The tenders include a large number of asset-light opportunities with an attractive opportunity/risk profile and test areas for new technologies. In order to take advantage of these market opportunities, the Group program NEO (Non-European Operations) was launched in mid-2016. As part of this program, Deutsche Bahn International Operations GmbH was founded in the year under review. In this way, we want to take advantage of business opportunities in rail operations outside Europe and make full use of our network and our expertise in the rail business.