The Netherlands as international hub
The Netherlands has been rapidly developing its status as the focal international hub for agro-logistics. Enjoying superior infrastructure connections, neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium are within easy reach via an excellent motorway network, giving easy access to destinations further afield. The Netherlands is also a key hub for other means of transport vital to importers and exporters. There is a regular ferry connection with the United Kingdom, the airports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam/The Hague are respectively just a 45 and 20 minute drive away and rail and waterway links offer the opportunity of making sustainable transport an integral part of your transport policy.
Most economic activities in (the province of) South Holland are concentrated in the south west corner of the province and with this comes innovation. The Westland, the world’s largest area dedicated to the greenhouse horticultural sector, is located here in the triangle formed by Rotterdam, The Hague and Hoek van Holland. Cities such as Rotterdam and The Hague are home to numerous larger companies. Here innovation is valued as a virtue, supported by the presence of Delft University of Technology. This makes the southwest region of the Netherlands one of the country’s principal economic drivers.
The Westland’s international appeal
The Westland is internationally recognised as the world’s largest contiguous greenhouse horticultural area. Located on the outer rim of the Westland, the Honderdland Businesspark has rapidly developed to become the hotspot for agro-logistics. Prominent internationally operating companies, such as Nature’s Pride and Greenpack, are perfectly at home here. The area also attracts many companies closely connected to the greenhouse horticultural sector. Other sectors too are discovering the unlimited potential of the Honderdland Businesspark’s strategic location.
Located adjacent to the A20 motorway near Maasdijk
The Honderdland Businesspark is located immediately adjacent to the A20 motorway in the Maasdijk district of Westland local council. Wide roads in the business park ensure efficient access to the Dutch motorway network. Hoek van Holland is nearby, offering a convenient ferry link to the United Kingdom. The Honderdland Businesspark’s location will become even more strategic in just a few years’ time: the opening of the Blankenburg tunnel, expected in 2022, will bring Maasvlakte II with its state-of-the-art port facilities and excellent infrastructure within a fifteen minute drive.
Expansion of the existing logistical infrastructure is also anticipated. Initiatives have been taken to develop a dock on the Hoek van Holland side, along with a new rail link. The driving force behind these initiatives is ‘Agro Logistieke Cluster Westland’, which the Honderdland Businesspark forms part of.