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Göttingen/South Niedersachsen — predestined to become a logistics region

Situated in the heart of Germany, Göttingen offers multimodal connections. Attractive cut-off times create a powerful logistical node. Direct links to the motorway network for north-south and east-west connections guarantee perfect accessibility. The Frankfurt and Hanover international airports are easily accessible. The continued expansion of the nearby inland port on the Weser for shipping heavy loads completes the portfolio. With its direct rail connections combined with ultramodern loading crane and immediate access to the motorway network, Göttingen is perfectly equipped for combined transport. Highly efficient and flexible logistics companies provide cross-regional distribution services.

The demand placed on logistics and transport in company value chains will continue to grow in the coming years. This signifies enormous growth potential for the entire logistics industry, in particular the logistics region of Göttingen/South Niedersachsen.

Healthy and stable regional, national and worldwide operating companies are located in and around the business region of Göttingen. The high density of research institutions, the university with its worldwide reputation, and many other institutions underline the innovation potential and reflect the high level of expertise in the city and the region.

Göttingen freight centre (GVZ): Infrastructure

Göttingen freight centre forms the focal point in South Niedersachsen as a region. As an efficient hub with direct connections to the motorway and railway network, it is perfectly equipped as a hinterland hub. Göttingen freight centre also offers enough space for logistic settlement requirements in the coming years.

Göttingen as a logistics location

  • Offers short, simple and fast (transport) routes owing to its optimum transport infrastructure.
  • Assures planning reliability for the rapid and costeffective supply of goods.
  • Assures the high attractiveness of logistics.

The logistics and mobility cluster Göttingen/South Niedersachsen conceptually to bundle activities with logisticians and logistics related businesses to network companies and establish the region as a logistics location. Networking promotes qualification, intensifies knowledge transfer and supports targeted location marketing.

The Hanover region as a logistics location

The Hanover region has established itself as one of the major logistics locations in Germany and Europe, both as a bundling and distribution centre in the hinterland for seaports, and as a European gateway of key international logistical importance. More than 80 logistics-related investments (relocations or expansions) have been made in the Hanover region since 2003. 1.3 billion euros have been invested in logistics sites and real estate, and 7,800 new jobs created. 

Perfect connections by road, rail, water and air

Important national and international transport routes intersect in the Hanover region, and the different modes of transport are very well-networked. Major national and international business centres can be reached quickly by road via the four federal motorways. Hanover is a central hub for major rail links from the east-west and the north-south. The Hanover region is well connected to Germany's seaports by various modes of transport. The Hanover International Airport enables freight to be shipped quickly by air 24 hours a day without any weight restrictions.

European logistics hub

The Hanover region is not just an important production base. Many European goods flows are also bundled or distributed from here.

Market-driven logistics sites and real estate

Rents for logistics properties in the Hanover region have been stable for years, and the cost of acquiring land remains moderate in view of the advantages of the location.

Logistical expertise

The regional economy can rely on the efficiency of the highly specialised logistics companies based there ranging from medium-sized forwarding companies to globally operating carriers. Major logistics companies and key CEP service providers and system associations have their own branches here. Late cut-off times represent a further locational advantage.

Professionals for the logistics industry

In the Hanover region, logistics provides more than 82,000 people with a job, including 69,000 working in logistics companies directly, and a further 13,000 in other logistics-related industries. The Hanover region offers numerous opportunities for training and qualification, and has a pool of skilled professionals for a broad range of logistical tasks.