International enterprises such as Clariant, EADS, Fujitsu Siemens, KUKA, MAN, Osram, SGL Carbon, UPM, the Weltbild publishing group as well as many small and medium-sized businesses, appreciate the benefits of the region. The industrial location boasts particular expertise in such areas as mechatronics, automation, as well as environmental engineering, communication, and fibre composite technologies.
With its location at the junction of the cities of Augsburg, Gersthofen, and Neusäß in Southern Germany, the Augsburg region GVZ freight village has become an attractive location for logistics real estate and marketable transport services. Transport and logistics companies, as well as other service providers and logistics-intensive companies, find the ideal conditions here for their regional, national and international goods traffic.
Thanks to its central location on railway lines and motorway junctions, the Augsburg region GVZ has an important role to play as:
- a freight hub for the region of Swabia
- a gateway to transalpine traffic
- a point of access to the corridor to South-East Europe
- an ideal hinterland connection for seaport traffic.
The federal transport ministry, the Free State of Bavaria, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), the cities of Augsburg, Gersthofen and Neusäß, the Chamber of Commerce for Augsburg and Swabia, as well as many other bodies and companies, support the Augsburg region GVZ freight village.
The region's excellent logistics potential was confirmed by the study “Logistics real estate in Germany. Market and locations”. The Fraunhofer Institute’s working group for technologies of the logistics services industry (ATL) in Nuremburg places Swabia, with its Augsburg and Ulm hubs, amongst the top 18 logistics regions in Germany.