In recent years, Luxembourg has become a key location for major suppliers to the automotive industry. The Grand Duchy offers ‘just-in-time’ access to the major European car manufacturers and assembly plants.
Car producers in Belgium, France and Germany as well as assembly lines in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom are supplied from Luxembourg on a same day delivery basis. Thanks to the central location and excellent technologies, numerous car manufacturers based in Europe, such as BMW, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, PSA, Renault-Nissan, Toyota or VW use products ‘made in Luxembourg’. Automotive components are also exported to assemblers in the USA and in Asia.
At the end of the century Belgium became one of the largest European auto makers with an annual output up to 1.2 million from assembly plants of foreign brands. Its mainly export-oriented auto industry shrunk by half in recent years (to 500 thousand units) due to strong competition with imports from near and far Eastern producers.
Netherlands imports most of vehicles, having small own manufacturing less than 100 thousands per year. Domestic car’s design and mass production lost. Besides DAF trucks and VDL buses, national automakers includes small companies NovoMotive, Spyker Cars, NedCar.
|Ford Motor Company NV||Belgium|
|Toyota Motor Europe||Belgium|
|Audi Brussels NV||Belgium|
|LMS International NV||Belgium|
|AGC Automotive Europe||Belgium|
|Belgium Nanocyl NV||Belgium|
|Belgian Fibres NV||Belgium|
|Spyker Cars||The Netherlands|
|Apollo Vredestein B.V.||The Netherlands|
|Tesla Motors||The Netherlands|
|Automotive Campus||The Netherlands|
|VDL Bus & Coach||The Netherlands|
|VDL Nedcar||The Netherlands|
|The Automotive Cluster of Wallonia||Belgium||174||http://firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Luxembourg Automotive Components||Luxembourg||8||http://email@example.com|
|Automative Cluster Euregio Meuse Rhine||The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany||–||http://www.acemr.eu||http://www.acemr.eu/de/contact|
|Automotive NL||The Netherlands||–||http://www.automotivenl.com/en||info@AutomotiveNL.com|
|Automotive Technology Centre (ATC)||The Netherlands||150+||http://firstname.lastname@example.org|
|January 22-27, 2015||Caravana||The Netherlands / Leeuwarden||Automotive Trade Fairs, Tourism and Travel||http://en.caravana.eu/|
|April 9-10, 2015||CarSignPro||The Netherlands / Eindhoven / Beursgebouw Eindhoven||Automotive Trade Fairs||http://www.carsignpro.nl/en|
|April 17-26, 2015||AutoRAI||The Netherlands / Amsterdam / Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre||Automotive Trade Fairs||http://www.autorai.nl/|