Saarland - a top logistics location

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The Saarland logistics region is characterized by its convenient location at the border to France and Luxembourg. Due to its excellent infrastructure and the very good access to its western neighboring countries the Saarland region is particularly attractive for companies with a western European focus. This circumstance together with the high regional industrial concentration attracts many contract logistics service providers to the region.

Availability of sites

Reluctant land-use planning is the reason for the sparse new development activities. The Saarland region benefits from a high perspective availability of sites.

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New developments trend

New developments activities were just slightly above 10,000 sqm per year between 2008 and 2011. In the following years there was no increase with no development activities at all in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, however, 42,800 sqm of new developments were realized, decreasing to 2,500 sqm in 2015.

Labor market

Both the cost of labor and the unemployment rate in the Saarland region are on national average, leading to a medium potential for short-term workers in the Saarland logistics region.

Economic structures

In the Saarland area agglomerations are significantly smaller than in other regions. The share of the industrial sector as tenants of logistics property is above average.


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  • Cargo airports in Saarbrücken and Zweibrücken
  • Good western European centrality
  • Efficient logistics initiative for the region’s marketing
  • Dense freeway network



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