The Technical University of Berlin is one of Europe's largest centers of education and research in the field of logistics. Its expertise is complemented by the presence of prominent companies that develop and market a broad spectrum of logistics services worldwide.
In globally networked markets, a successful region can enhance its profile with a high-capacity transportation and information infrastructure and powerful logistics systems for industry, commerce and services.
Berlin offers the following competitive advantages for logistics businesses
- Central focal point for European traffic and freight flows;
- European transportation node with six autobahns, ten main rail lines, two high-speed rail lines and three waterways;
- High-speed rail line between Berlin-Leipzig and Berlin-Munich;
- The Berlin-Brandenburg region currently has two airports, express service providers at Berlin's airports connect the city to international networks;
- More freight haulage centers than any other region of Germany;
- Five freight villages in Brandenburg and Berlin are among the best twenty in the entire country. And more than that, the Freight Village Berlin South Großbeeren is among the best in the industry;
- Nearly 100 larger logistics businesses and 26 research institutions working in the fields of transportation logistics and telematics in the region, employing 6,400 workers; A total of 200,000 employees in the logistics sector
- Europe's largest center of teaching and research for logistics:
- - Technical University of Berlin
- Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Technische Fachhochschule Wildau)
- The International Supply Chain Conference (Deutscher Logistik-Kongress Berlin) is the leading industry event;
- Outstanding pool of highly qualified technical specialists and management talent;
- Subsidies and incentives for capital investments, employee training, as well as for research and development projects.
Networks, initiatives and associations
Freight haulage centers in Berlin-Brandenburg
The region's three freight haulage centers to the West, South and East of Berlin offer modern, high-capacity infrastructure that makes them an ideal location for any business. There is a reason that leading logistics and services companies have built their business strategies around the freight haulage centers.
Berlin-Brandenburg Transportation and Logistics Association
(Verband Verkehr und Logistik Berlin und Brandenburg e.V.)
The association brings together all areas of logistics including shipping, furniture transport and warehousing. It also represents its members' interests and conducts professional development measures.
German Association of Transport Sciences
(Deutsche Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft e.V.)
The German Association of Transport Sciences is a union of transportation professionals that work in or cooperate with science, business and administration. It is a neutral platform enabling the transfer of knowledge and experience between the theory and practice of transportation development. The organization's guiding principle is to promote the sustainable development of transportation.
German Engineering Federation
(Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.)
The VDMA is one of the key industry associations and service providers in Europe and forms the largest network of capital goods producers in Europe. Its overall mission is built around four core principles: "Networked thinking, networked actions", "Creating the corporate tomorrow", "Technology for you and me", and "Europe and the World". The organization providing optimal support to VDMA members includes associations for specific engineering disciplines, regional associations, central departments dealing with engineering and machine building topics as well as subsidiary service companies.