The province of Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, Western Europe benefits from a geographically strategic location, centrally situated between Amsterdam/Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam (Europe’s leading seaport), and the seaport of Antwerp, Brussels, and the major German economic core region of the Rhine Ruhr.
The economic structure of North-West Europe is supported by important transport routes from the main ports to the densely populated urban and industrial areas in the region. Brabant offers access to 170 million consumers within a radius of 300 kilometers and up to 300 million consumers within 500 kilometers.
Covering 5,000 square kilometers (2,000 square miles) Brabant accounts for almost 15% (2.4 million) of the Dutch population. Den Bosch is the capital of Brabant; other major urban regions are Eindhoven, Helmond, Tilburg and Breda.
Brabant offers great opportunities for companies looking for a Western European base from which to access Europe. It is an active, highly industrialized region and one of the most knowledge-intensive areas in Europe.
Foreign companies find exactly what they need here:
Brabant accommodates over 1400 foreign companies, employing almost 100,000 workers in production and logistics facilities, European headquarters, marketing & sales offices and R&D centers. Key industry sectors include life sciences, medical technology, automotive, food, chemicals and IT.
An impressive number of the top 100 (FT500) world’s largest companies are based in the area. A shortlist of multinationals includes:
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