Logistics

Europe’s new freight hub

The Region of Leipzig is an attractive location for logistics companies due to its central position in Europe and a trimodal traffic connection with the second-largest freight airport in Germany. With companies such as DHL, Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker and Kühne + Nagel, this is one of the top logistics regions in the country.

The combination of logistically ideal and relevant locational factors, the powerful logistics clusters which have been establishing themselves for years as well as their bundled logistics know-how is extraordinary in a nation-wide comparison. It forms an important cornerstone for the development of the region towards a modern, effective economic location with international significance.

With its 24-hour operation, Leipzig/Halle Airport is a significant locational factor and the reason for well-known producers such as BMW, Porsche, Future Electronics or Dow Chemical settling in its vicinity. Its freight volume of more than 1 million tons (2016) makes it one of the top 5 cargo hubs in Europe. On 40,000 m² and with 4,400 employees, DHL Express operates its largest European logistics location and one of its three global hubs here. A multitude of logistics service providers of different sizes and specialisations maintain locations around this logistical hub in the north of Leipzig. Other large, interrelated property near the motorway is available for logistics investors at moderate prices and at short-notice.

The airport is supplemented by a connected trimodal freight traffic centre at the intersection of the traffic axes from Scandinavia to southern Europe and from the Benelux region to eastern Europe. A large part of the most important European economic areas can be reached from here within a maximum of ten hours by truck via four congestion-free motorways. As a consequence, the Region of Leipzig also offers an affordable and ideally located possibility for the local industry, e-commerce and tradespeople to access the growing markets in eastern Europe and Asia.

35,056
employees
1,706
companies in the region
2 billion
in annual revenue
8,317
available professionals
<10,000 m²
more than 100 available sites

Highly dynamic and perfectly situated – the economic Region of Leipzig

Hardly any other region in Europe has shown such dynamic development as the Region of Leipzig in recent years. 1.7 million people live here and the population is growing as much as the number of start-ups and settlements – for good reason.

The region offers its inhabitants a unique quality of life that effortlessly combines art, culture, nature and internationality. Companies benefit from the ideal location of the region within Europe and its perfect logistics conditions thanks to Leipzig/Halle International Airport, which operates its freight-loading centre around the clock. The traffic infrastructure is one of the most modern in Europe and connects the region to the entire world.

Logistics and 24/7 airport
Local value-added chain
Available sites for affordable prices
Well-trained specialists

Regional networks in the area of transport and logistics

Research

The University of Leipzig holds an endowed professorship for information systems in logistics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. It researches the various aspects of IT-supported planning, control and monitoring of logistics service systems based on the division of labour. The Logistics Lab at the Institute for Business Information Systems at the University of Leipzig offers a cutting-edge innovation platform. Among other things, the chair of IT-supported logistics at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management researches the development of business models for IT-supported logistics as well as approaches for integrative E-SCM. The Centre for IT-Based Logistics (CITLOG) is affiliated here. The competence centre carries out application-oriented project work as well as research in the field of IT-supported logistics.

Networks

The "Leipzig-Halle Logistics Network" connects more than 100 members from the fields of logistics services, industry, trade, supply, administration and education. The association organises the annual Central German Logistics Forum with the innoLOGIST conference as well as joint trade fair participations, including the “transport logistic” exhibition. The annual summits of the OECD International Transport Forum are held in Leipzig.

Education

The Region of Leipzig offers a wide range of training and further education opportunities for logistics specialists. Warehouse and warehouse logistics specialists as well as forwarding and logistics services clerks are trained in numerous companies. The Bildungswerk der Sächsischen Wirtschaft (Saxon Economic Training Institute) operates a training centre for technology in Leipzig, in which, among other things, logistics foremen who are certified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce are trained. The Berufsakademie Sachen (the Saxon Vocational Academy) offers a dual course of study in transport management and logistics, while the HTWK offers a course of study in industrial engineering with a focus on logistics. Digitalisation and networking are an integral part of this.