20th anniversary of GVZ Berlin Süd Großbeeren – a European success story

The Berlin Großbeeren freight village is one of the leading logistics centers in Europe, coming in fourth place amongst the best 200 European logistics locations in 30 countries.

That is the result of the most recent Deutsche GVZ Gesellschaft (DGG) freight village rankings from October 2015. Only the Italian Interporto Verona and the German freight villages in Bremen and Nuremberg ranked higher than Großbeeren. On November 10, 2015, the Großbeeren freight village celebrated its 20th anniversary and an exemplary development achievement: 82 percent of the available space capacity of 220 hectares are marketed, 80 companies have settled there, totaling approximately 500 million of the approximately 630 million invested in all, 6,700 employees have found a stable job in the freight village, the infrastructure and superstructure facilities are excellent, green logistics is a high priority, the services offered to companies are exemplary and the location on three TEN-T core network corridors is the basis for high international interdependence. Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, paid tribute to the development of the Großbeeren freight village at the ceremony and explained the future traffic policy issues for the federal government. “For me, this project is a sign that unity is an integral part of our country and that things work. Germany thrives on its infrastructure and logistics,” he stressed. Three days before the anniversary, the Berlin South Großbeeren freight village was also awarded the special Teltow-Fläming economic prize for being an outstanding infrastructure and development project.