Did you know that the success of the Germanic Teutonic Order in the 13th and 14th centuries relied heavily on the innovative adoption and application of horses, crossbows, and brick and mortar? Beyond integrating horses and crossbows into their military combat strategies, which gave them an advantage over various populations, they also constructed brick and mortar strongholds as they traveled to support their conquests – something that had not been done before in warfare in the Baltic states.
While Germany has shifted its focus to other more modern forms and applications of innovations, it seems that this version of ingenuity has been passed on to inhabitants of the land through time. Even today, Germany continues to excel in the adaption of innovations to specific industries and spreading these innovations throughout the business, as we see now in the reimagined application of innovation in air cargo.
Air Cargo World spoke with leaders in Germany-based air cargo companies across the supply chain to learn more about innovations they’re currently developing. While these companies’ work spans from digital tech to canine security and price point advantages, they all share commonality in serving air cargo stakeholders through the reimagined application of existing tech – that is, in itself, innovative.