Gateway to Europe
The news was announced on the Walker SCM website. Giorgio Laccona, COO for Walker International Transportation (WIT) commented: “This expansion provides immediate advantages to our US customer base, while opening up new opportunities within the European market. In Holland, we plan to focus on the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, and to provide warehousing and logistics support to Dutch and international SME customers.”
The company acknowledges that the Netherlands, and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in particular, is a major European transportation hub.
Within the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is an optimal base from which companies can enter or expand to the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). The country is noted for its open economy, with one of the strongest outlooks towards international trade in the world.
Thanks to its strategic geographical location, the region has always been a major transit hub for people, goods, capital and services to and from the 350 million potential customers of the European continent.
An attractive location for international companies
Walker SCM is one of the many companies from the United States that have established a base in the Amsterdam Area. In 2013, a total of 44 companies with 860 employees set up shop in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.