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 244 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.
DHL in Maastricht is 1 of 8 shared service centers for the back office activities of DHL World Wide and is also an Expertise en Innovation Center. DHL is located in Maastricht because of the central position of our Province, the multilingual working population and the presence of knowledge institutes.
Michael Kors is an American luxury fashion brand that operates in the high-end market segment. They are currently operating across the world and have estabished the EMEA brand for distribution in Limburg/Venlo, which includes all of Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey, the Middle East of part of Africa.
"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.”
The so-called Greenport Venlo region has approximately 18,000 hectares or 44,500 acres. The Netherlands is also the world’s second-largest exporter of agri-food products. The Dutch horticulture sector is the most innovative and sustainable in the world.
Limburg represents a strong cluster in biotechnology, cardiovascular research and molecular imaging, and biomaterials. Within a fifteen-mile radius, there are three university hospitals (in Maastricht, Liège, and Aachen). This a great advantage for international clinical projects and product distribution in the nearby Germany market.
Limburg has a significant and well-established chemical sector concentrated in and around the urban cluster of Sittard-Geleen. DSM, SABIC, OCI Nitrogen, and ARLANXEO all have their headquarters, production, and R&D facilities in Limburg.
Limburg is one of Europe’s top regions for shared services, contact centers and corporate services (accounting, HR, and supply chain). Multinationals value Limburg’s business climate due to its multilingual labor force.
Limburg has been the number one European hotspot for logistics operations form many years. The European market is our neighbour.
In Limburg, our High Tech niche companies aim te make manufacturing industry processes versatile in application of products and more competitive through faster and defined utilization of ICT opportunities - response to market is a key driver.
LIOF, the Maastricht headquartered Limburg development and investment company, helps foreign, small and medium sized companies with their European business launch by its Soft Landing Track. From first contact to introductions with the right service providers ("The Essentials"), through organizing tailor-made fact finding tours for business orientation in Limburg, the European medtech gateway!