Let’s make a deal today
Deal Drecht Cities is the central promotion and acquisition agency of the seven Drecht Cities, supported by the economic development company ROM-D and the Port of Rotterdam. Being solely financed by these partners, all services of the foundation are rendered for free. This means that the threshold for any company seeking a new location east of Rotterdam, gets a royal treatment without any commercial interest whatsoever. The independent, discrete and highly professional nature of the organisation is valued by many companies that seek investment opportunities in the center of the Dutch Maritime Delta.
Deal is a small and young organisation. Being established in 2014, it reflects the dynamic nature of the Drecht Cities. The organisation consists of two teams: a central promotion and marketing unit and an investment unit. The promotion team is responsible for the newly introduced international campaign ‘Drecht Cities Maritime Delta’. The investment unit guides companies to their new place of production or distribution within the Drecht Cities.
Maritime production and logistics
Deal specifically focuses on two sectors: maritime production and logistics. Probably the maritime production is the most distinctive feature of the region. Within a small piece of land, world leaders are active in dredging, shipbuilding, mega yacht building, offshore construction and marine supply industries. The presence of global leaders has led to the growth of a sublime equipment manufacturing and system integration industry. Such a dense cluster of maritime knowledge can’t probably be found anywhere else in Europe.
The logistics sector profits from the favourable geographical location of the Drecht Cities. Inland water transport is one of the driving forces behind logistics. But most of all, the corridor function, linking Rotterdam and Amsterdam to Antwerp, and Europort to the German hinterland, is unique. Investments in logistics are further boosted by investments in new industrial areas and road and rail infrastructure.
a new business
So how does Deal work in practice? This is quite clear cut. If you are an entrepreneur and you are thinking of expanding your business, start up a new business or relocating to a water-bound location, you just call Deal. Our investment team will confidentially talk your wishes over in a personal interview. After this we will make an inventory of possible locations, which we will do in close co-operation with the municipalities. As soon as a shortlist is made, we will guide you through the procedures and connect you with the right stakeholders. When your decision is made, Deal will slowly withdraw from the process, but will always be available for any question.
The great advantage of our free-of-charge services is that you will get a personalised approach and guidance, without any commitment prior to the process. Our goal is to make the investor feel confident, speed up the process and make any match needed to realise your target within the Drecht Cities.