Logistics industry



High-performance gateway to Europe

Situated at the center of the EU and Europe’s economy, Germany is excellently positioned as a provider and developer of logistics services and technologies, and efficiently links western and eastern European markets.

Germany is Europe's No. 1 Logistics market giant generating more revenue than France (No. 2) & UK (No. 3) combined, and five times larger than its neighbor the Netherlands (No. 6).
Logistics revenue in 2018
Germany's logistics market revenue equals around
of Europe's total.

The World Bank's Logistics Performance Index 2018 ranked Germany No. 1 worldwide in 2014, 2016 and 2018. 

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Germany is the world's largest Intralogistics exporter with EUR 16.8 billion p.a. (2019).

Germany's central location provides easy access to 83 million Germans, 250 million consumers within overnight delivery radius and 500 million EU residents.

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A logistics hub

Germany's logistics industry leads in innovation, service and technology.

Germany leads globally in logistics education,

contributing to a qualified, reliable workforce trained at over 100 universities and universities of applied sciences.

60,000+

companies in this industry.

3.3 million

logistics workforce.

The German Logistics Association (*BVL) reported the ifo Institute's findings of an “excellent” climate in the German logistics industry at the close of the first quarter of 2018 and positive predictions for 2019. Challenged by Corona, German Logistics proves its resilience.

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Public and private

The Logistics Alliance Germany, a partnership between the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the German logistics industry, connects international industry players with logistics service partners, networks, associations, the German economy and politics, and partners in R&D. 

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A resilient network

Germany provides a politically and economically stable investment environment, which enables a comprehensive and resilient logistics landscape.

Germany is Europe’s central logistics hub, providing a unique business climate that brings together world-class technolgies, infrastructure and an ambundance of expertise in companies both large and small.

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