Upper Rhine - a top logistics location

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Its proximity to France and Switzerland makes the Upper Rhine region a logistics gateway, prompting many companies to locate in this area. The sectoral mix is diversified with a high industrial share.

Along freeway A5 logistics companies have agglomerated. Additionally water-side cargo and container handling is provided in the town of Kehl.

Availability of sites

The potential for the availablility of sites is relatively high in the Upper Rhine region with sites being comparatively low-priced and conveniently located. This region is ideal for future projects as there is a general scarcity of sites in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Please refer to our database if you are looking for logistics property in this region.

New developments trend

The average new development rate lies around 20,000 sqm per year. In 2015, a total of 169,000 sqm of new developments could be realized in the Upper Rhine region.

Labor market

The employment rate in the logistics industry in the Upper Rhine region is on German average. The low unemployment rate makes it difficult to find workers. The cost of labor in the region is on average. The cost situation in the Upper Rhine region is the best among all logistics locations in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Economic structures

Along freeway A5 logistics property is the most common property. Logistics service providers make for an above-average share, while commerce is underrepresented.


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Economic facts & figures

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Key industrial parks

Rheinhafen Kehl

Interkommunales Gewerbegebiet Achern

Gewerbegebiet Neuenburg am Rhein "Rheinpark"


  • Proximity to France and the Greater Strasbourg area
  • Intersection of rail routes Rotterdam-Genoa and Paris-Budapest
  • Cooperation between the cities of Offenburg and Strasbourg in the employment exchange



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