Logistics in Saxony - Everything is moving here

Top Logistics in the heart of Europe

Due to its advantageous geographic location, Saxony is the ideal logistics location for distributing goods throughout Europe, regardless of the direction. The region around Leipzig is one of Germany’s most dynamic logistics locations. 

Saxony stands for tailor-made logistics solutions

Logistics location Saxony – this stands primarily for tailor-made solutions along the diverse industrial value creation chains in supply and packaging logistics as well as for production-synchronous sequencing and installation services. Saxony‘s logistics branch also demonstrates its innovative power in the information technology sector; in particular, when it comes to supply chain and warehouse management as well as digital fleet management.

WE SET BUSINESS IN MOTION

Saxony’s logistics branch exhibits dynamic growth. Saxony’s logistics branch exhibits dynamic growth. Nearly all top 20 European logistics enterprises have set up business in Saxony for customers from the automobile industry, machine and plant construction as well as from the ICT and life sciences sectors.

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DHL Hub Leipzig (mehrere Flugzeuge) bei Nacht

Source: Deutsche Post AG

DHL Hub Leipzig - Europe's most modern air cargo center

At Leipzig / Halle Airport, DHL operates its European air cargo center – the DHL Hub Leipzig. It is able to handle cargo planes around the clock, 365 days a year – the best possible prerequisite to manage the constantly increasing cargo volume. More than 3,500 employees on site handle an average of 1,600 tons of cargo every day. And up to 60 planes are loaded and unloaded every work day. The volume has increased nearly fivefold since the air cargo hub was put into operation in 2008. In addition to Cincinnati (USA) and Hong Kong (China), Leipzig is DHL’s third global hub. Leipzig / Halle Airport is Germany’s second largest and Europe’s fifth largest cargo airport.

Die trimodale Anbindung an die Autobahnen, an das Schienennetz - und an das Wasserstraßennetz der Elbe - charakterisieren das Güterverkehrszentrum GVZ Dresden (Quelle: Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe GmbH)

Source: Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe GmbH

Intermodal Transport - Powerful Freight Villages

Customized commercial properties, a perfectly linked infrastructure, and the availability of 24/7 operations are provided by Saxony‘s three Freight Villages (GVZ) at five locations. 

The GVZ Leipzig is integrated into the trimodal network. Saxony’s largest industrial and distribution park directly adjoins Leipzig / Halle Airport, is linked to the federal expressways A9 Berlin-Munich and A14 Dresden-Magdeburg, and has its own rail access including a container depot and a terminal for combined transport. 

The GVZ Dresden is characterized by its direct access to the federal expressways A4, A13, A17 as well as to the rail network and the waterways network of the Elbe River. Goods are loaded and unloaded between road and rail at a transshipment station. 

Unlike many other Freight Villages in Germany, the GVZ Südwestsachsen has a decentralized structure. It consists of the core module Glauchau – in the vicinity of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH’s vehicle production plant – as well as the modules Chemnitz and Zwickau. All locations provide optimal access to rail and road routes.

We support Saxony.

Harald Krüger

Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG

"Leipzig is an important location within our global production network... Leipzig excel with their superb infrastructure. Here, we also find well educated and highly motivated employees."

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Germany’s first innovation lab for logistics - "Logistics Living Lab" Leipzig

The interaction of IT systems for complex logistics services is tested in the Logistics Living Lab. Germany’s first innovation lab for logistics is funded as an integral part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)’s Innovation Initiative “Entrepreneurial Regions.” The lab is being developed and implemented at Leipzig University’s Information Systems Institute (IWI).

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