Its excellent accessibility to major consumer markets, its inclusion in the major European freight corridors, the high density of its road and rail networks, as well as the integration of its interior waterways into the European network have led major names in the logistics sector to locate to Wallonia.This is the case of TNT, Skechers, Baxter, Dow Corning, Alpargatas, Alibaba, ...
Promises concerning transit times from an EDC located in Wallonia are respected like nowhere else.

BELGIUM RANKED THIRD IN LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE INDEX GLOBAL RANKING (LPI)

Logistics are one of the most crucial considerations for any brand expanding internationally. A successful logistics strategy not only requires an excellent delivery experience, it encompasses the entire supply chain: inventory, fulfilment and warehousing, customs processing and reverse logistics.

The World Bank’s LPI Ranking is the global standard for logistics and compares 160 countries

REDUCED OPERATING COSTS

The other major asset of Wallonia concerns the cost of logistics operations implemented there. It is less expensive to buy land or rent a warehouse in Wallonia than in neighbouring regions.

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A PRODUCTIVE AND QUALIFIED WORKFORCE

Wallonia benefits from a very productive workforce and highly recognised know-how in the field of logistics.
FOREM provides training at two skills centres, the themes, content and objectives of which have been defined on the basis of skills profiles required by logistics professions. 

AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR E-COMMERCE

According to a study by PwC(1), Wallonia is the third most attractive region in Europe for installing an e-commerce distribution centre. This result confirms the strong progress of Belgium in other studies concerning e-commerce, in particular that of AT Kearney(2), in which it progressed from 24th to 7th place in one year.

(1) * PwC study commissioned by the Flemish Institute for Logistics (VIL)
(2) The 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index.

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LOGISTICS IN WALLONIA, A NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS AT YOUR SERVICE

Logistics in Wallonia is the Competitiveness Cluster devoted to the Transport, Logistics and Mobility sector in Wallonia. LIW aims to:

  • Boost innovation
  • Stimulate networking and support for enterprises
  • Promote Wallonia among investors
  • Promote Walloon enterprises and their know-how
  • A network of professionals at your disposal

At the heart of a network of more than 300 members, Logistics in Wallonia targets

  • contractors, or loaders from various sectors, such as biotechnologies, the food industry and distribution
  • carriers and logistics providers
  • infrastructure managers
  • training stakeholders
  • innovation leaders (enterprises, universities and research centres).

Logistics in Wallonia

EU-CHINA LOGISTICS is the first European EU-China Logistics Incubator founded by the Walloon (regional) government in Belgium. Eu China Logistics

Established at Liege Airport, its goal is to support companies that wish to do business in Europe.

In order to do this, it provides services required by cross-border e-commerce such as access to logistics and transport companies. It also offers free office space, mailboxes and training to help businesses boost their activities and access appropriate government services and local partners.

 

More info? Contact our sector specialists!

Christian WAUTHIER

Senior Industry Specialist in Logistics

Prescillia TANG

Logistics Business Developer

T +32 (0)472 80 35 88

Franck TOUSSAINT

Supply & Value Chains Manager

T +32 (0)81 33 28 62

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Global Retail E-Commerce Index 2015 by A.T. Kearney

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Liège Airport: 8th largest cargo airport in Europe (Results Liege Airport 2016)

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