Central logistics hub in Europe
Food travels around the world in record time, dispatch warehouses communicate with each other and drones deliver medicines to crisis regions: Every day, logistical feats are being performed all over the world. With its strong infrastructure, central location and expertise, North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the major players in this field – both nationally and internationally.
Ideal location conditions for logistics make the sector one of the leading growth industries in NRW and the state a central logistics hub in Europe:
- Strategically located between north and south, east and west
- Excellent transport infrastructure by water, rail, road and air
- Direct connection to the Belgian and Dutch seaports
- Direct connection to the Silk Road to China
- Excellent universities and research networks
68 billion €
Over 24,000 logistics companies with 364,000 employees generate a sales volume of 68.0 billion euros.
and 720 kilometers of waterways connect NRW with the most important European seaports
of all logistics centers
Around a quarter of all logistics centers in Germany are located in NRW, e.g. Amazon, Esprit, TK Maxx, Zalando
9 out of 25
Of the 25 largest logistics companies in Germany, nine have their headquarters in NRW
Internationally attractive location
Home to major logistics companies for decades - from startups to global corporations
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