Especially investors from Anglo-saxon countries love Germany. Almost on the same level are investors from Asian and Arab countries that are more frequently investing in German logistics and infrastructure. The magazine Logistik Heute (Logistics Today) reported that Asian companies or organizations normally pay up to 100 million euros for prime logistics locations.

Germany’s infrastructure can rely on transport via railroad, ship, truck, and even airplane.
Germany’s infrastructure can rely on transport via railroad, ship, truck, and even airplane.

 

1.2 billion euros invested in German logistics in 2015

Despite trouble in the Euro Zone 2015 was a record year for German logistics. Of the massive investments made by companies, around 75 percent of all foreign investments came from Asian and Arab countries. In 2012, they were just 44 percent.

Investors were interested in warehouses, infrastructure, and buildings like logistics hubs.

German cargo hubs like in Hamburg are one of the biggest in Europe (CC BY 2.0)
German cargo hubs like in Hamburg are one of the biggest in Europe (CC BY 2.0)

 

Logistics locations in Germany: Why are they so popular?

Real estate was and will be a great asset when it comes to investments. However, foreign investors where not so much looking for prime locations in Germany. Germany itself is considered a worthwile property.

Among other factors, investors were looking for security, strength, and other aspects. The low interest rate of the euro seemed to be a factor as well.

Many countries are experiencing some political trouble or are hit by natural disasters and are not considered a save haven for many investors. Germany on the other is seen as a country where it is save to buy property and inject capital.

Credit: image 1 CC BY Paul Smith/flickr.com / image 2 CC BY taro/flickr.com

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Your guy with a bachelor's degree, a passion for cooking, freelancing social media consultant, organizer of workshops and seminars for social media, Facebook marketing, and so on.

I have a neverending curiosity how things work. I'm involved with Mailbox Germany since 2014. Let us explore this world and its logistics!

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