The Netherlands enjoys a strong position as a European manufacturing location for foreign-owned companies. In fact, major multinationals in a wide range of industries have already established advanced manufacturing operations in the Netherlands—from agri/food and life sciences (Mars, Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, BD Diagnostics and MSD) to chemicals and IT (Eastman, LyondellBasell, Siemens and Omron).
Holland’s supportive corporate tax structure, highly educated multilingual workforce with excellent engineering skills, and advanced, collaborative network of suppliers in a value chain offer major advantages to companies looking to establish or reshore manufacturing operations in Europe. The Dutch government is committed to intensify standardization procedures in the Netherlands and the EU to cut red tape. Add to that a superior logistics, distribution and communications infrastructure, and proximity to some of Europe’s largest markets, and the Netherlands is a one-stop-shop for manufacturing and distribution success.