Utrecht Region is situated in the heart of the Netherlands, the most connected country in the world (DHL Global Connectedness Index 2018). Its convenient location means you will find it easy to get here and even easier to get around. The proximity of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Port of Rotterdam and Utrecht’s own inland port and railway hub, as well as the excellent road infrastructure, make Utrecht Region a gateway to the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. There are over 170 million consumers within a 500 km radius.
A prime location for headquarters and marketing and sales offices
Utrecht Region is the perfect destination for international companies looking for somewhere to base their headquarters or marketing and sales operations. The region is central, well-connected and possesses world-class digital infrastructure. It also has a competitive business and tax climate as well as a talented, multilingual workforce. Establishing an office in the region will put you in easy reach of a large consumer market with substantial purchasing power: major European commercial centres such as London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Hamburg are accessible within a few hours by train.
With its highly developed transport and connectivity, the Netherlands is one of the most important players in the fast-growing logistics market. Utrecht Region plays a key role in this industry, not least in developing efficient distribution networks and high-value information systems. The region is home to many warehouses, distribution centres and logistics service providers.
The Netherlands is at the centre of Europe’s digital infrastructure and is a leader in data centre growth. The country enjoys excellent broadband penetration and connection speeds along with one of the world’s most mature and effective cyber security policies. The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is one of the largest internet exchange points in the world.
VodafoneZiggo is a leading telecom company and communication and entertainment service provider, headquartered in Utrecht Region. It aims to upgrade the Dutch digital network to gigabit speeds. By investing in its mobile, fibre optic and coax networks, VodafoneZiggo will be able to accommodate the explosive growth in bandwidth and speed in the coming years. This network of the future offers unprecedented possibilities. VodafoneZiggo will start rolling out gigabit capacity in Utrecht before expanding it to the rest of the Netherlands.
“Customers appreciate our central location and accessibility, which makes it easier for me to travel to our parent company in Germany.”
Managing Director Liebherr Netherlands