Krefeld: Locational advantages are reaping rewards
Krefeld has emerged from the economic structural change stronger than it was before. A former textiles stronghold, the city has now developed a diverse mix of sectors - from the chemicals and plastics industry, metal working, processing and engineering and services to the growing logistics sector.
Krefeld offers extremely attractive conditions for businesses, especially in the logistics sector, due to its prime geographic location between state capital Düsseldorf and the nearby Netherlands, and the excellent transport connections. The establishment of a 12-ha logistics center by food discounter NETTO in the south of Krefeld in the middle of 2009 underlines the attractiveness of the city.
Krefeld develops with new momentum – on the Rhine
The Krefeld port on the Rhine is also providing new impetus for transshipment and for new businesses to settle following the founding of a new port company together with the Neuss-Düsserdorf ports. ThyssenKrupp Steel is currently building a new service and processing center on 15 ha. And the newly expanded Krefeld container terminal provides quick trimodal transshipment right on the waterway.
Europark Fichtenhain: Marketing the third phase of expansion
The companies located on the right side of the Rhine have also got word of the perfect accessibility of the commercial zones in south Krefeld with their direct proximity to Autobahn A 44 and less than 15 minutes to Düsseldorf airport. Many companies operating internationally have set up offices in the first two construction phases of the Europark Fichtenhain, partly thanks to its excellent design. Now the third phase of construction with 35 ha overall and slightly smaller plots will enter the marketing phase. The first plots were already sold in 2009. Directly adjacent to it, situated at the end of the one-kilometer long Lindenallee, Campus Fichtenhain, with its listed buildings in the middle of a park landscape, is the ideal location for creative service providers from various sectors.
Fresh impetus for the shopping metropolis on the Lower Rhine
Krefeld has created a new meeting point in the city center with the new Mediothek that opened in 2008 and has invested in improving the public transport network and the quality of stay in the Ostwall area.
The full leasing of the striking and central BehnischHaus, with its high-class restaurants, Königsstraße with its top brands, and the town market in a premium city location are helping to improve the attractiveness of the city center and are turning Krefeld into a popular shopping metropolis in the Niederrhein region.