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Welcome to Europe’s biggest high tech hub: The Netherlands

Why?

Central location within the European market
Reach 244 million consumers within 1000 kilometers
First-class infrastructure
Our world-class airport, top-ranked seaports and high-speed road, rail and broadband networks are second to none
Favorable business climate
Efficient and cost-effective customs service: flexible approach, facilitating trade, highly digitized
VAT deferment
No advance payment of import VAT
Sophisticated Logistics service providers
Many Dutch 3PLs qualify for the highest TAPA* certification, or were approved as AEO

The Netherlands, the logical European hub for High Tech

The Netherlands, ranked No. 1 on the DHL Connectedness Index has a competitive international climate and is home to 8,000+ foreign companies. In fact, 50% of Dutch GDP is derived internationally.

DHL’s Global Connectedness Index
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In a dynamic market, your high-tech supply chain needs a solid base. The Netherlands is Europe’s main hub for electronics and home to world-class tech centers and specialized Logistic Service Providers (LSPs). We know how to optimally set up and support your high-tech supply chain.

With the import value per capita almost four times higher than in the UK and Germany, The Netherlands is an important gateway to Europe and the rest of the world. High-tech products require knowledge offering specific solutions. In Europe’s fragmented market, where each country has its own requirements, The Netherlands is your partner for a high-end, flexible and consumer driven supply chain.

Dutch companies are world leaders in developing high-tech equipment such as embedded systems and mechatronics

We are in the world’s top 3 in nanoscience, together with the USA and Switzerland. And are home to a network of world-class tech centers. It is not without reason so many American and Asian multinationals based their EDC in The Netherlands, including Apple, Canon, Samsung, Huawei etc. We are the main trading partner in Europe for China and the USA.

The Netherlands imports more electronics than the UK, France and Italy combined

So we know what the best solution for your European supply chain is. Dutch LSPs specialize in high-tech systems and their support services. A necessity in today’s fierce high-tech market, with products becoming technically more complex, while their life cycle becomes shorter and consumers relay on multichannel possibilities.

The efficiency of Dutch LSPs results in the lowest warehouse operating costs for EDCs and annual operating costs for full supply chains

This is supported by Holland’s pro-business climate and pro-active customs which is highly digitized, offering attractive opportunities for international companies like bonded warehousing, VAT deferment, upfront ruling and easy to obtain customs licenses. Making your supply chain faster, more efficient and cost-saving!

Our extensive infrastructure with main ports and multimodal connections to Europe’s hinterland guarantee your product the fastest supply chain to your European customers

The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe while Amsterdam-Schiphol airport is a major air hub for high-tech products, scoring the highest in direct-connectivity. Europe’s main consumer markets Germany, France and the UK are within a 24-hour reach!

The Netherlands is your high-tech gateway to Europe

We are in the world’s top 3 in nanoscience, together with the USA and Switzerland. And are home to a network of world-class tech centers. It is not without reason so many American and Asian multinationals based their EDC in The Netherlands, including Apple, Canon, Samsung, Huawei etc. We are the main trading partner in Europe for China and the USA.