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 €
9 out of 25
Internationally attractive location
Home to major logistics companies for decades - from startups to global corporations
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North Rhine-Westphalia has long since ceased to be just the land of heavy industry and staid SMEs. In a dynamic environment of excellent research clusters, innovative startups, world market and industry leaders and globally active SMEs, a federal state has developed that stands for economic success in Germany like no other. Whether e-mobility, cyber security, Industry 4.0 or biotech or medtech: In NRW, people are already working on the future.