On the stand, State Secretary Jürgen Barke will exchange views with plenty of entrepreneurs, among them also representatives of the Fraunhofer Working Group for Supply Chain Services (SCS). For 20 years by now, SCS has been dealing with complex interrelationships of logistics networks, their markets, processes and services. `Given the rapidly growing international networking of logistics, companies must be flexible and adaptive. First, however, they need a good geographical location and industrial sites big enough to meet the companies´ requests. Thanks to the Industrial Areas Masterplan Saarland under which prime locations in Saarland were identified and developed, we can keep up with the best here`, Barke said.
Major logistics companies have long discovered Saarland as a hub between East and West. Already now, the branch employs more than 6000 people in Saarland. And the number is growing. For, as an industrial location in the heart of Europe, the region offers best prerequisites for logistics activities: Given the excellent transport connections by road, rail and waterways almost every destination in Europe can be reached within 18 hours of driving. Research institutes such as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Applied Sciences (htwsaar) are partners of Saarland´s approximately 200 logistics companies – providing everything from consult, inbound, production, outbound and disposal logistics to R&D.
For many businesses, logistics services are of major importance and can be decisive factors in the site selection process. But also the geographical position is of relevance. And companies in Saarland appreciate this. So, Ludwig Schokolade (formerly Trumpf) has a long history of worldwide deliveries from Saarwellingen – and this, since recently, from the already third production hall. Also the Dachser company which has established its Euro Hub in the Saarland town of Überherrn runs its biggest site for the handling of goods in Europe here.
Only a few kilometers away, the Saarland Economic Promotion Corporation (gwSaar) has developed the Industrial Area Lisdorfer Berg. Together with other big, contiguous, and fully developed industrial properties with access to the German, French and Luxembourg motorways, this area is provided by gwSaar in the context of the EU-sponsored Saarland Industrial Areas Masterplan. All in all, 200 hectars of land optimally suited for logistics activities are immediately available. `We respond to customer wishes and offer surfaces tailored to the needs of the investor`, says Thomas Schuck, Managing Director of gwSaar. `Especially the Industrial Area Lisdorfer Berg is in the focus of public attention`. With a total of 67 hectars of marketable space, Lisdorfer Berg is one of the biggest industrial locations in south-west Germany`.
At the transport logistic, gwSaar will present the Saarland Industrial Areas Masterplan and the newly updated Logistics Guide Saarland.
The answers can be found on the Logistics Guide Saarland, which has just been revised by gwSaar. It provides an up-to-date and complete overview of all logistics services available in Saarland. All institutions and companies offering logistics consult, training, education, qualification, planning and implementation services, as well as providers of logistics areas, infrastructures, storage, transportation and other services are listed. Moreover, the Guide offers detailed information on the respective providers and their services.
Exhibitors at the joint stand of gwSaar:
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