Limburg’s labor force is multilingual by nature. We have the world’s languages at our doorstep. Within just a few minutes, you’ll find yourself in the midst of Dutch-Flemish, Francophone, German, or Anglophone Europe. And we speak it all.
The European market is not about to be ignored. Its 500 million consumers makes it one of the world’s largest markets.
Limburg offers your company a wide range of knowledge and research institutes turning out a well-educated population ready and willing to help you sell your products and services.
The German-speaking market is very important for Mercedes, which explains why many team members working in Maastricht are of German origin. “About 46% of our employees are cross-border workers. That is a major advantage of this location, right on the border. Another advantage is that the universities and colleges in Limburg host many international students. These young people speak the languages we need and are keen to earn some extra money in their free time. They strengthen our flexi-worker team".
Medtronic considers it important to invest in its workforce, but equally important to invest in its future employees. That is one of the reasons why the company entered into cooperation with the Leeuwenborgh Regional Training Centre. To address the tight regional labour market in the years ahead, the business community, education system and public sector must unite in their efforts to assure a supply of sufficiently qualified personnel.
"Developing components for power plants is pure custom work, explains Bert Nix. “No power plant is the same. Geographical and legal factors, as well as the local climate, largely determine the design of each plant. This calls for very specific know-how and innovation. Thanks to our location, near the University of Aachen, and the much more targeted expertise in mechanical engineering in Germany, we have succeeded in setting up intensive partnerships with companies in the German hinterland.”
Located at the heart of Europe’s largest markets, Limburg has established itself as a magnet for international companies and a emerging site for business headquarters, whether regional or international.
Limburg -and specifically the region around Heerlen- has a powerful cluster of financial, administrative, banking, statistics, pension, and information-processing organizations to help you get your paperwork in order, develop the most favorable taxation model, and set up pensions for your employees.
Limburg is the most industrialized province in the Netherlands. With its 80,000 jobs, industry constitutes 25% of total added value and 19% of its total employment.
Limburg is home to marketing and sales operations for a wide range of multinational companies. The Netherlands as a whole has established itself as a magnet for foreign-owned marketing and sales operations. However, Limburg’s strategic location provides the perfect springboard into the European market with access to 95% of Europe’s most lucrative consumer markets within 24 hours of Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
Limburg is an ideal hub for logistics and distribution operations. We are within close proximity to:
The Netherlands’ strategic location, well-developed telecommunications and transportation infrastructure, and international, service-oriented culture all combine to provide an ideal environment to create a European Shared Service Center (SSC).