Successful relocations



“Amer Sports has had its EMEA distribution centre for sport articles in Überherrn for 10 years now. The central location within Europe, the good connections to transport routes and networks and the ease of finding staff are the most important factors for us. Also industry, politics, authorities and federations are closely networked in Saarland, which makes cooperation and finding solutions easier for logistics, with its frequent new challenges.”
Kai Bahlmann, Director D&T EMEA Operation

  • Central distribution centre for Europe, The Middle East and Africa with 89 employees
  • Brands: Wilson, PRECOR, ARCTERYX
  • 14,500 articles in the warehouse
  • 10,000 m2 storage area
  • Capacity for 12,500 Euro pallets
  • Annual shipping volume: 220,000 deliveries. 8.1 million units
  • Largest market in EMEA: Germany and France
  • Services: Picking. Packaging.
  • Value-added services (labelling, price labelling, assortment creation, packaging to customer requirements)

To the website for » Amersports


“Saarland as the centre of Europe offers optimum location conditions for the pan-European networking of economic areas. The production conditions, the good accessibility, its vicinity to the sales market and the neighbouring countries offer the ideal prerequisites for existing and new relocations.”
Oliver Wild, Branch Manager DACHSER Logistikzentrum Saarland

  • One of the leading logistics providers in Europe
  • Comprehensive transport network with uniform standards
  • Excellent connections to Europe with over 140 daily direct services through the integration of a DACHSER European hub at Überherrn
  • Contract logistics – Integration of transport, warehousing and value-added services with the latest technology
  • Procurement and distribution logistics
  • Completely integrated system environment thanks to internally developed IT systems

To the website for » Dachser


“Saarland has the foundations for optimum conditions for a logistics location with its good geographical position, its excellent traffic infrastructure and its well connected commercial and industrial sites. In Homburg DSV offers its customers not only automobile logistics and individual storage solutions but also international air and sea freight services and the processing of national and international general cargo.”
Peter Fog-Petersen, Managing Director DSV Road GmbH

  • Professional overall solutions for all services within modern transport and logistics
  • One of the top 5 global transportation and logistics companies
  • Three divisions: DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea and DSV Solutions
  • Own branches in more than 80 countries on six continents
  • Strong global network

To the website for » DSV Road



„When analysing locations at the heart of Europe, we very quickly opted for Saarland as it enables us to efficiently supply our customers in Germany, France and Benelux. Lisdorfer Berg near Saarlouis, right on the French border, also offered us the right space at the right price together with a skilled workforce.“
Rolf Ostmann, Director of Helvetia Packaging, Root, Switzerland

  • 150 employees
  • Daily capacity of 3 million beverage cans
  • Investment in the Lisdorfer Berg industrial area, Saarlouis: 70 million euros
  • 30,000 m2 building complex with production facilities

To the website for » http://www.helvepa.com/

“Nano-technology, IT or medical technology – Saarland research plays in the top league in each of these sectors. An excellent location for our European activities.”
Byung Kwon Lee, President, KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

  • Since its establishment in 1996 approximately 70 additional workplaces have been created in Saarland
  • The extension building with laboratories and offices went into operation in 2010
  • Training: internships, masters and doctoral candidates and student exchanges
  • Research: environmental safety, magnetism, micro fluidics (MEMS) and technology strategies
  • Cooperation with industrial partners, research institutes and universities in Korea and the EU

To the website for » KIST


“Our support area extends from this border triangle between Germany, France and Luxembourg far beyond Saarland and western Rhineland Palatinate. Our highly motivated and qualified team looks after our 6,700 customers, many of whom come from Luxembourg and several French departments. We are proud of the international nature of our value-oriented family firm.”
Jens Nemsow, Commercial Director MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co. OHG Saarlouis

  • MEWA is a leader in the sector of textile management and the Saarlouis location has been part of the MEWA Group since 1999
  • Supplies companies across Europe from 42 locations with work and protective clothing, cleaning cloths, oil collecting and foot mats and component cleaners with fullservice support
  • In November 2013 MEWA was in the top 3 for the German sustainability prize in the category ‘Germany’s most sustainable products / services’

To the website for » MEWA


“Michelin has been producing new lorry tyres, retread tyres for commercial vehicles, mixtures and wire mesh in Saarland for more than 45 years. This economic location offers our cross-border commuters a good infrastructure: almost half of our employees come from France. This cultural diversity ensures creativity and cooperation. We manufacture high quality, sustainable and high tech tyres in this working environment every day on the Saar.”
Cyrille Beau, Works Director Michelin Homburg

  • Production of new lorry tyres and retread tyres for commercial vehicles for the brand REMIX
  • Production start: 1971 – 1,350 employees
  • Production capacity: 1.6 million tyres
  • Modern and flexible manufacturing systems
  • Innovative energy management – Inter-cultural working environment – Clients: Many renowned commercial vehicle and trailer manufacturers and transport companies www.michelin.de/unternehmen/homburg

To the website for » Michelin


“Highly qualified staff, strict quality assurance systems and above all the necessary sense for technological trends are the main characteristics of our aluminium foundry in Dillingen. We have been a reliable partner for the automobile industry since 1992, supplying it with innovative cylinder heads and engine blocks. Our company has enjoyed steady growth since then – also reflected in the constant rise in employee numbers. We find excellently trained staff in Saarland, who are very important for the growth of our company.”
Dr. Klaus Lellig, Managing Director Nemak Dillingen GmbH

  • Leading aluminium foundry worldwide for engine blocks and cylinder heads
  • Product development centre and prototype foundry using the core pack system (CPS)
  • Established in 1992, this constantly growing company currently has more than 1,000 employees
  • With the capacities that it has installed on three production lines it can manufacture approximately 2 million cast components for the automobile industry from environmentally friendly recycling aluminium using the innovative core pack system

To the website for »nemak

“Looking for a big area with good transport links and in close proximity of France, Saarland was worth special consideration. For nobilia, the French market is the second most important market after Germany. On this background, the location on Lisdorfer Berg near Saarlouis offers ideal prerequisites: an area of 29 ha, situated a stone´s throw away from the French border. Furthermore, a well-structured pool of skilled personnel, also in terms of francophone staff, is available in Saarland. Last but not least, the efficient services of the local authorites have made things much easier for us. Therefore, Saarland is another important building block for our continued success.”
Dr. Lars M. Bopf, Spokesman of the nobilia Management

  • Market leader and Europe´s biggest kitchen producer
  • Turnover: €1,126 million
  • Export ratio: 46.5 %
  • Retail customers: in over 90 countries worldwide
  • Employees: 3,315
  • Prodction figures: 675,000 kitchens/year
  • Own vehicle fleet: 156 trucks and 610 trailers

To the website for »nobilia