SIA Rotterdam: the ideal location for international business
Rotterdam provides SIA with a stable, rewarding and internationally oriented business climate. The second city of the Netherlands is an excellent choice, and is the ideal entry point for the European markets.
The Netherlands: an internationally oriented country
The Netherlands is a very internationally oriented country. People from all over the world live and work here. Rotterdam is home to over 170 nationalities and over 30,000 expats, giving the city a very global and cosmopolitan personality.
SIA’s man in Rotterdam Robert van Campenhout Business Development Manager- Rotterdam.
Robert has worked in Bulk Liquid logistics for 17 years. Robert is based in the strategic hub of Rotterdam, he provides customers with day to day support. The Dutch people are generally bilingual, with most people speaking Dutch and English. The Dutch economy, which relies heavily on international trade, is known for its stability, with relatively low inflation and unemployment. The Netherlands also has a strong and highly skilled labour force. The combination of these factors make the Netherlands an attractive place to invest and to do business.
Rotterdam: gateway to Europe
The Netherlands and Rotterdam in particular are the ‘Gateway to Europe’ and play an important role as transportation hub. From Rotterdam companies have access to 150 million consumers in a 500 km radius.
Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe (and the 8th in the world) and shows strong performance in key business sectors like Agri-food, Maritime & Offshore, Energy, Life Sciences & Health, Business Services (including Insurance & Risk), Clean Tech and Energy, Chemical, Oil & Gas. Besides the port and the river Maas, the excellent accessibility via road, rail and air make Rotterdam Europe’s best in connectivity. Rotterdam The Hague Airport connects the city to more than 40 international destinations and Schiphol Airport is only a 30’ train ride.
Attractions after work
The Smog Free Tower, the Floating Farm, The Dutch Windwheel, BlueCity010… these are just some of the many examples of the entrepreneurial and innovative ‘make it happen’ spirit of Rotterdam.
Great place to live and work
Besides its many competitive advantages, Rotterdam is also an all-round great place to live, a friendly and welcoming city with an open mind. People from all over the world have already chosen Rotterdam as their home. Expats and international workers will feel right at home in this vibrant metropolis. Everything seems possible here, and there’s so much left to explore. The architectural capital of the Netherlands is accessible, safe and offers a great variety of housing in all price categories.
Rotterdam pleasantly surprises inhabitants and visitors their leisure time. Shops in the city centre are open seven days a week. There are some 2.000 restaurants offering a range of culinary delights from around the world. In recent years Rotterdam appeared in several international rankings, such as Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 (#5), the New York Times Must Visit Top 52 2014 (#10) and the Rough Guides Top Ten Cities 2013 (#8(). Rotterdam is also well know as festival city.