Frankfurt am Main, Germany
FrankfurtRhineMain is one of the most important economic regions in Europe and a production centre and target market for high-quality goods and services. Like London and Paris, it is a hub for European travel and goods traffic. A good network of transport services and routes ensures fast connections and optimum access to all major world markets.
Central European transport hub
The outstanding transport infrastructure is very important for establishing international business contacts and developing new markets abroad but also allowing foreign companies to enter the domestic market.
Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest airport hubs in the world and offers optimum connections to all important destinations all over the world. Virtually every European capital can be reached in less than 2 hours. Every week, 4,463 flights link Frankfurt to 275 destinations in 110 countries. Frankfurt operates 332 flights per week to North America. And with some 579 flight connections per week, Frankfurt Airport is the gateway to Eastern Europe.
The overland transport network also allows maximum mobility. Frankfurt’s main railway station is one of the largest in Europe and is integrated into the European high-speed train network, which means it can provide fast connections to major German and European cities. Frankfurt Airport has its own railway station, which is also integrated into the European high-speed network.
The Rhine-Main-Transport Authority (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV)) provides fast connections within the region. Germany’s second largest regional transport authority is particularly valued by commuters.
Of course, Frankfurt also offers excellent connections to the European motorway network: the FrankfurtRhineMain region is situated near the motorway intersections for north-south and east-west connections and has an extensive road network.
Perfect link between production centre and target market
Germany is the most attractive investment location in Europe. This was the conclusion of a survey of 672 foreign companies operating internationally carried out 2005 by the management consulting firm Ernst & Young. Germany was rated particularly highly in the areas of "Transport and Logistics Infrastructure", "Telecommunications Infrastructure", "Quality of Research and Development" and "Employee Qualification". Above all, the proximity to the manufacturing and customer markets had a positive impact on customer satisfaction and helped to reduce logistics costs.
Germany has been one of the world’s top exporting nations for many years and has a high level of competence in transporting large volumes of goods and services. It has an outstanding infrastructure, which means it can service its target markets quickly and economically.
Frankfurt has made a significant contribution to Germany’s superior position. This is because it is one of the most important economic regions in Europe and is also a production centre and target market for high-quality goods and services. A number of well-known logistics companies have their headquarters in Frankfurt or are represented by a branch in the city.
Frankfurt is Europe’s top cargo hub and is among the top 10 worldwide. It has the largest European railway station and is firmly integrated into the European high-speed train network. It is also integrated into the motorway intersections for north-south and east-west connections and has an extensive road network.
Frankfurt also has its own port: there are direct shipping links to Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal ensures direct access to the North Sea and the Black Sea.
Well-known forwarding companies cover the full range of logistics services. There are also companies providing special services and transport, courier, express and parcel delivery services. Traditional distribution functions and areas such as order picking, returns management or call centres are all represented in the city.
From planning and establishing logistics systems to consulting to material flow processes and supply chain management (SCM), all of the logistics processes are supported by local service providers.
With 2.76 million m2 of logistic-space, the Frankfurt region has the largest stock of logistics properties after Hamburg. Every need of space - from simple storage to specialized facilities - can be fulfilled.
The outstanding infrastructure of local IT companies helps logistics companies to establish powerful IT computer processing systems, rapid capture of goods flows and the introduction of safety measures.