Münster / Osnabrück - A top logistics location

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The region’s strength lies in its attractiveness for contract logistics service providers and industrial owner-occupiers. Thus industrial companies are overrepresented, particularly in the mechanical engineering sector.

Location concentrates in the region’s east and west. The access to freeway A43 promotes the region's northern part. The freight village Osnabrück is also located there.

Availability of sites

Sufficiently large sites are still available in the region, for the most part with good freeway access as well. The Münster/Osnabrück region belongs to those logistics regions with a high potential for the availability of sites, making it well positioned for the competition between regions in the future.

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New developments trend

After the economic crisis new development activities decreased significantly, rising again in 2011 and 2012. The annual average in new developments is around 40,000 sqm, with 84,000 sqm in 2015.

Labor market

The employment rate in the logistics industry in the Münster/Osnabrück region is above national average. The region’s relatively moderate cost of labor is beneficial for the logistics industry.

Economic structures

In the Münster/Osnabrück region there is an extensive logistic dispersal. Most of the companies have located along the freeways, but only few larger industry clusters have emerged.


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Economic facts & figures

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Key industrial parks

Freight village Rheine

Industriepark Greven-Reckenfeld


  • Proximity to the Ruhr area and the Netherland
  • Located between the international sea ports
  • At the junction of several waterways with access to the ports of Bremen and Emden as well as Hannover and the Ruhr area
  • Tri-modality as one of the region’s focuses



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