Amazon Investments Confirm Germany’s Lead in European Logistics

May 9, 2011

BERLIN and MUNICH, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

– Transport Logistic

Online retailer Amazon recently announced the construction of a new
110,000 m2 logistics facility in southern Germany, one of two major
distribution centers to open in the country this year. These investments
confirm Germany’s attractiveness as Europe’s top logistics hub. With
increasing international interest in German logistics, Germany Trade & Invest
representatives will be at this year’s Transport Logistic in Munich from May
to speak with investors.

Germany has just the right conditions for companies to prosper: a
central location in Europe with a world-class infrastructure, a large and
prosperous market, and an international reputation for innovation and
efficiency. Global companies are increasingly choosing Germany for their
European distribution headquarters,” states David Chasdi, logistics industry
expert at Germany Trade & Invest.

Germany occupied the number one spot in infrastructure in the World
Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report in 2010. The country’s dense
air, rail and waterway network has led to an industry that generates over EUR
200 billion
in revenues annually and drives the German export machine. Goods
shipped to China, the United States, and Germany’s European neighbors were a
key factor in Germany’s economic rebound, ultimately leading to record GDP
growth in 2010.

Companies like DHL, UPS, and IKEA have all chosen Germany for their
European headquarters, while others like Amazon, FedEx, Unilever, and NCC
have major operations in the country. Germany Trade & Invest will be
exhibiting at this year’s Transport Logistic, the top logistics trade fair
worldwide, in hall B3, stand 127/226 to share opportunities in Germany’s
lucrative logistics industry.

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment
promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises
foreign companies looking to expand their business activities in the German
market. It provides information on foreign trade to German companies that
seek to enter foreign markets.

    Germany Trade & Invest
    Andreas Bilfinger
    Email: andreas.bilfinger@gtai.com
    T: +49(0)30-200099-173
    F: +49(0)30-200099-111

SOURCE Germany Trade and Invest

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