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Spare Parts

The Netherlands – Europe’s no 1 choice for quality

Why?

Excellent main ports to enter the European mainland
Rotterdam is the no 1 port of Europe and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the no 2 cargo airport in Europe
Excellent connectivity to all Europe destinations
Our extensive hinterland connections via rail, road, river and sea give many options to transport the goods to their final destination within 24hrs
World class fiscal and customs environment
Our VAT deferment means you do not have to pay VAT until your goods are sold
Strong logistics base for e-commerce
We have many specialized LSPs who can handle most complex e-commerce demands
Highest quality and competitive cost
According to benchmarks, The Netherlands offers the highest quality at competitive cost

The Netherlands, your best location for your European operation

As one of the crossroads of trade within Europe, The Netherlands ranks consistently as a top destination.

Source: Prologis 2017-2018
Stan de Caluwe, Senior Supply Chain manager

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Spare parts are critical for business continuity. Field responsiveness and reliability of service are the main differentiators for a successful supply chain. With The Netherlands ranked highest when it comes to quality, you are guaranteed a flexible and robust supply chain.

The spare parts market is a critical business process with a high configuration complexity and service logistics requiring rapid fulfillment. Cost-efficiency and volume, flexibility and quality of service are key. The Netherlands has all that, scoring highest in quality, at competitive costs.

The excellent infrastructure (road, rail and waterway) and hinterland connections make of The Netherlands an ideal location for your European Distribution Center (EDC). In close proximity to Europe’s main markets; Germany, The UK and France are within a few hours’ reach.

Dutch specialized logistic service providers (LSPs) optimally serve the European market offering omni-channel possibilities, desired by the sector

This is made possible thanks to the Dutch innovative culture and a strong IT presence.

Spare parts logistics also need full control and visibility in transportation

The high standards require track and trace, 24/7 connectivity and in-night distribution to support the service organization in the field. Robust and reliable supply chains are a necessity. With Holland’s experience and expertise – visible in the highest density of general and specialized LSPs in Europe – this is guaranteed.

Low labor costs and high flexibility

When looking for high quality labor at relatively low costs The Netherlands is an ideal base for your supply chain. The Dutch workforce not only has the knowledge needed to handle the product complexity of spare parts, but is also flexible thanks to favorable labor regulations. The relative low labor costs offer an attractive labor market.

Easy entrance to the European market

The Netherlands is known for its pro-business climate and favorable conditions for tax and import duties. Bonded warehousing and VAT deferment possibilities not only makes for an easier supply chain. It also benefits your cash flow, providing an easy, cost-saving entrance to the European market.

Overall The Netherlands offers the needed high quality and flexibility in the spare parts sector, while it is competitive on total supply chain costs.

The Netherlands – your gateway to Europe

When looking for high quality labor at relatively low costs The Netherlands is an ideal base for your supply chain. The Dutch workforce not only has the knowledge needed to handle the product complexity of spare parts, but is also flexible thanks to favorable labor regulations. The relative low labor costs offer an attractive labor market.