Logistics Location Saxony - Right in the Heart of Europe

Saxony’s Industry Needs Logistics

Saxony’s strong industrial base with the core branches automobile, machine and plant construction, microelectronics / ICT, and environmental technology offers great potential for logistics services. The Saxon locations of such globally active corporations as Volkswagen, BMW, and Porsche; GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Infineon; Bombardier Transportation and NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT are at the heart of and the starting point for multifaceted and highly efficient supply and distribution chains. This is not the only reason why virtually all top 20 European logistics enterprises have set up their business in Saxony. Among them are the market leader Deutsche Post DHL as well as Kühne + Nagel, CEVA, DSV, and Dachser.

Map: SAXONY! - Right in the Heart of Europe

Source: Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS)

The Ideal Position right 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. 

Its central location has proven to be a real geographical advantage for Saxony. Which is why the logistics giant DHL decided to relocate its European air cargo hub from Brussels to Leipzig. At Leipzig / Halle Airport, cargo liners can be handled 24 hours per day and 365 days per year; the best possible prerequisite for mastering the constantly increasing airfreight volume. In addition to Cincinnati (USA) and Hong Kong (China), Leipzig is DHL’s third global hub. 

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.


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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Saxony’s logistics branch not only benefits from the superb infrastructure, but also from the excellent pool of skilled employees available here. The universities in Saxony educate experts for the market on site. The researchers located here integrate Saxony’s specific strength as a renowned IT location into the development of innovative logistics solutions and concepts.

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In Saxony, it is primarily the Network Logistics Central Germany e. V. which integrates the diverse stakeholders of the branch. The Silicon Saxony e. V. association also pools specific logistics expertise in various work groups – for example, on the topic RFID.

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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.

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