Amsterdam best for logistics and location
Synton is a base for the production of high-quality lubricants that are used in wind turbines for example. The factory was officially opened by the President and CEO Craig Rogerson of US-parent company Chemtura Corporation. According to a statement (in Dutch), Chemtura chose Amsterdam as the location for its new factory because of the opportunities offered from a location and logistics perspective, as well as the support provided by the City of Amsterdam, the Port of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is strategically located and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of internationally operating companies (presently more than 2,000). Moreover, the region acts as an attractive test market and stepping-stone to Europe, the largest single market in the world with a population of over 500 million.
The Netherlands' excellent physical infrastructure
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located, with around 300 direct flights to almost 100 countries. Most crucial business destinations within Europe are just a two-hour flight or less. There are also high-speed rail services to Paris, Brussels, London and numerous German cities. Moreover, Schiphol is the third largest European airport in terms of cargo, and the fourth largest in passenger numbers.
The Port of Amsterdam ranks fifth in Europe, with excellent direct hinterland connections by rail, road and water. Amsterdam is the world’s busiest cocoa port, Europe’s biggest port for fuel exports and the second-biggest for coal imports.