Wirtschaftsförderung Krefeld
Untergath 43
D-47805 Krefeld/Germany
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Prime business location on the river rhine

Development, growth, formation – Krefeld offers a wide range of industrial spaces and commercial properties.
Enterprises which opt for the business location Krefeld will find themselves in good company alongside international corporations and highly-productive mid-sized enterprises. In Krefeld, a city with a population of 233,000 residents, everybody benefits from its close proximity to the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area and the state capital Düsseldorf.

Connecting industrial history with building culture and quality of life, Krefeld is a pleasant and family-friendly city on the river Rhine. Along with prime business premises, Krefeld scores high with an attractive range of retailers, numerous public parks and diverse cultural and leisure activities.

Population Area River miles
(length of the Rhine riverbanks)
Motorways No. of employed
233,034 (30.06.2016) 137,79 m² 3,728 miles (6,698 km) A 40, A 57, A 44 84,480 (30.06.2016)

Innovation based on tradition

Krefeld’s successful historical legacy is rooted in the textile industry. This drew in other important innovators such as mechanical engineering, the chemical industry and entrepreneurs, up until today, establishing Krefeld as a very important industrial location.

In Krefeld, more than 40% of the town’s revenue is still generated by multi-corporate enterprises and internationally operating companies from the chemical industry, stainless steel production, metalworking industry and mechanical engineering. Furthermore, there are numerous innovative mid-sized enterprises, some of which are global leaders within their market segments. This highly-productive mix of trade and industry is completed by the fast-growing service sector, a diverse range of trades and important economic sectors, such as the creative industry, logistics and healthcare sector.

Location with excellent transport links

Krefeld’s vicinity to major cities, excellent transport links, and its convenient location; represent an ideal location for business. Situated at the western Rhine axis, Krefeld connects the highly-productive metropolitan Rhine-Ruhr area with the attractive cultural Lower Rhine landscape.

In close proximity to the (A 44, A 57) motorways, and one of the densest European motorway networks, Krefeld provides strategic access to the Rhine-Ruhr area and Cologne Bonn region as well as to the Netherlands. Additionally, Krefeld is conveniently situated only 20 minutes away from Düsseldorf International Airport, the most important airport hub in North Rhine-Westphalia. As a partner within the logistics supply chain, Krefeld also boasts the inland port Rheinhafen Krefeld, overall, offering a diverse range of facilities for the trimodal processing of goods.

Think Tank for the region

Having the fourth largest university of applied sciences in Germany, the Hochschule Niederrhein provides ten faculties; these include engineering, natural and social sciences, design studies and economic science. This generates an educational platform for roughly 14,500 students attending innovativeand international courses.

Studies focus on practical relevance and economicsbased training, as well as those for applied research and development. It’s the most important educational institution on the Lower Rhine, where their cooperation partners benefit from its competitive edge and locational advantage.

At Home in the countryside

“City flair meets idyllic countryside.“ Nestled in attractive green spaces, Krefeld offers its residents and visitors a huge variation of shopping, cultural and leisure-time experiences.

Take a special shopping tour onSaturdays (Krefelder Samstage) where the shops and city centre present themselves under differing themes, alternatively, take a visit to the opera, an ice hockey match to see the Krefelder Pinguine, or a family picnic at the country park Krefelder Stadtwald? Krefeld caters for all tastes!