Logivest study: GVZ Bremen, Logport I and GVZ bayernhafen Nuremberg are the most successful logistics-industrial zones in Germany
München, 12.05.2015 | At transport logistic in Munich, Munich-based logistics real estate specialist Logivest and the Fraunhofer working group for Supply Chain Services SCS Nuremberg presented the results of the first logistics-industrial zone study on 7 May 2015. The ten top zones were awarded a place in the
Munich (lv) – The freight traffic centers (GVZ) in Bremen (first place) and Nuremberg (third place), along with the logistics-industrial zone Logport I in Duisburg (second place) are the most successful logistics industrial zones in Germany. They are followed by the freight traffic centers Berlin Süd (rank 5), Erfurt (rank 8), Kassel (rank 10) as well as the logistics-industrial zones of Hamburg Altenwerder (rank 4), Hamburg Billbrook (rank 6), Linnfeld Baunatal (rank 7) and Hamburg Allermöhe (rank 9).
This is one of the results of the study "LoGe 2015: The most successful logistics-industrial zones in Germany". Ralph Sandstedt, Managing Director of the GVZ Entwicklungsgesellschaft Bremen, was very pleased about receiving this award: "Our competence is logistical strength. The GVZ Bremen has stood for top-quality logistics know-how, pioneering experience and a top location with excellent infrastructure for 30 years."
The study was initiated by Munich-based logistics real estate specialist Logivest GmbH and implemented together with the Fraunhofer working group for Supply Chain Services SCS Nuremberg. Kuno Neumeier, Managing Director of Logivest, explained the objective of the study: "The industry is facing a steadily increasing shortage of space. This leads to evasive movements particularly in densely populated areas, and to more or less random settlements in the suburban areas surrounding these metropolitan regions. We believe that logistics-industrial zones are predestined to contribute to an orderly and meaningful logistics infrastructure. The study provides an objective data basis for the first time, and also supplies additional insights."
Based on the definition used, logistics-industrial zones are commercial, industrial or special areas for logistics that are home to at least two different companies which are mainly concerned with logistics processes, and feature lot sizes of at least 5,000 square meters.
The settlement success in each of the industrial zones was evaluated for the development of the ranking. "We investigated three questions for the ranking," explains Uwe Veres-Homm, Manager Market, Fraunhofer SCS: "What is the total existing area? Over how many logistics properties is it distributed? What was the extent of settlement growth with regard to logistics areas over the past ten years?".
On the whole, the study offers a first chance to compare the 154 most successful logistics-industrial zones in accordance with an expanded criteria catalog. In addition to the aforementioned information, the study also looked at information regarding infrastructure, the economic environment, costs, the range of services offered, and general conditions and additional requirements. "A comparison of these factors makes it possible to conclude which conditions contribute to the success of a logistics-industrial zone location," says Dr. Alexander Nehm, Managing Director of Logivest Concept GmbH.
Based on existing studies of regional-economic factors, the study also established correlations with the characteristics of successful logistics-industrial zones. These relate to the direct and indirect employment growth of logistics settlements, the per capital added value, the connection between large logistics industrial zones and disproportionate business tax volumes or the very diverse composition of companies that have settled in a logistics-industrial zone. "In this way, we provide all participants with valuable arguments to counteract a series of popular stereotypes regarding logistics. Together with the varied benchmark information, we are able to offer even more in-depth support to municipalities and economic development agencies for location profiling and marketing efforts," explains Nehm.
At the same time, the study also provides an overview of the distribution of successful logistics-industrial zones in Germany. A particularly high density of successful logistics-industrial zones can be found in the greater Hamburg area, the Rhineland, Ruhr region and the extended region between Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main. Similarly, the regions surrounding Berlin, Munich, Hanover, Leipzig-Halle, Erfurt, Ulm and Bremen are also home to numerous logistics-industrial zones that are included in the ranking.
"We are convinced that this data, which was collected in this manner for the first time, will be helpful to all stakeholders, users of logistics infrastructure as well as project developers and investors, municipalities, economic development agencies and regions. Finally, the logistics-industrial zone study provides a lot of valuable facts with regard to the urgently needed dialog for the development of a national logistics infrastructure," says Neumeier.
The significance accorded to this study by the logistics industry was also evident at the festivities for the addition of the top ten ranked companies to the "LoGe" of the most successful logistics-industrial zones. More than 200 invited guests from the logistics industry, municipalities and economic development agencies, politics and capital markets, along with other interest groups, came to the event organized by Logivest on the evening of 6 May 2015 in the Oberanger-Theater in Munich.
"We are very pleased with the success of this project, and will continue to pursue this issue with an expanded study and additional activities," promised Kuno Neumeier.
The study is available from Logivest at a nominal charge of EUR 79.00 incl. VAT.
Logivest GmbH, which is based in Munich, specializes in the provision of consulting and marketing services for logistics real estate and logistics locations in Germany. Logivest offers services related to rentals, transaction consulting and new development.
The associate company Logivest Concept specializes in analyzing logistics locations and infrastructure facilities, the development of utilization concepts and positioning, as well as location marketing and sales support. In addition, Logivest Concept advises companies in the logistics industry with the reorganization of their processes or decisions regarding company acquisitions.
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Logivest GmbH & Logivest Concept GmbH, Oberanger 24, 80331 Munich
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