How does Czech Republic redefine logistics excellence for global leaders? - Broekman Logistics

How does Czech Republic redefine logistics excellence for global leaders?


Czech Republic. It’s a country at the heart of Europe. What do you know about the Czech Republic and its relevance in global supply chains?

The Czech Republic is historically a country that has devoted itself to and developed its background in heavy metallurgical industry, automotive and special chemical products. With the development of modern technologies, heavy industry moved from the Czech Republic to the eastern parts of Europe, but the automotive and chemical industries are strongly established here and are constantly developing and improving with regard to ecological and efficient requirements and such strong and cheap competition from China and India. Nevertheless, Czech production is still considered to be of high quality, meeting strict standards and requirements, and it still remains an important transport and logistics hub in the centre of Europe.

A strategic European location

Situated at the crossroads of Europe’s major trade routes, the Czech Republic emerges as a linchpin in Europe’s logistics framework, particularly vital for sectors such as specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical and healthcare, machinery, and the automotive industry. Beyond its strategic geographic placement at the intersection of Europe’s major trade routes, the Czech Republic boasts a highly developed logistics infrastructure, deeply integrated within Europe’s supply chain network. This infrastructure is supported by the country’s advanced technological base and a strong tradition in engineering and manufacturing. This makes it an epicentre for innovation.

Where East meets West: Navigating Czechia’s Trade Corridors

Centrally located in Europe, the Czech Republic is a vital hub for the East-West and North-South trade corridors, bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland, and Slovakia. Marek Maly. General Manager Broekman Logistics Czech Republic, shares:  “Its proximity to major European markets reduces transit times dramatically, making it an unbeatable location for businesses looking to streamline their European distribution.”  It affords exceptional accessibility to major European markets, facilitating expedient distribution across the continent with reduced lead times and heightened supply chain dependability.

Infrastructure redefines Connectivity

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An extensive series of highways and railways, augmented by top facilities for air cargo transport and important container terminals scattered throughout the Czech Republic, is the basis of a flexible and robust transport network. More than 1,300 km of motorways connect it with Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria and facilitate efficient road transport. Inland waterways, such as the Elbe river, contribute to this and facilitate transport of goods via ports such as Ústí and Labem, and to seaports in Hamburg, Germany, and beyond. The country’s infrastructure supports just-in-time manufacturing practices essential to automotive production, facilitating the seamless movement of parts and finished vehicles. Recent enhancements, such as the D3 highway expansion and rail network modernisation for high-speed trains, markedly improve connectivity and operational efficiency. The developments are particularly advantageous for the swift and secure movement of sensitive pharmaceuticals, high-value machinery, and automotive parts, ensuring timely and safe logistics solutions.

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Warehousing and Distribution Centres

The Czech Republic is at the forefront of warehousing innovation, emphasising automation and environmental sustainability. Advanced distribution centres provide bespoke solutions across diverse sectors, including state-of-the-art temperature-controlled warehouses for the pharmaceutical sector and secure storage for specialty chemicals. This focus on tailored warehousing supports the stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, guaranteeing the integrity of products throughout the supply chain. Major urban and industrial centres like Prague, Brno and Ostrava have been developing in the last decade. Additionally, the push towards green warehousing aligns with the sustainability objectives of contemporary businesses, embodying a commitment to environmentally responsible logistics practices.

Looking Beyond Logistics

The ecosystem of logistics service providers within the Czech Republic is dynamic and diverse, encompassing both local and international firms that offer comprehensive supply chain solutions. These partnerships are crucial for industries such as specialty chemicals and automotive, where bespoke logistics strategies in international freight forwarding and warehousing and storage, can significantly enhance operational efficiency and market competitiveness. Marek emphasises Broekman Logistics’ approach: “We know the requirements of our customers, we know everything that needs to be solved in order to carry out the transport smoothly, and because we approach our customers with a personal approach, we prepare an ideal and effective end-to-end supply solution. We have been in joint partnership with many customers for more than 20 years. We have strong, solid, and above-all, long-term partnerships with the world’s leading shipping lines, airlines and strong and local international truck carriers. Together with our partners, we look beyond logistics.”

Ready to unlock the full potential of your supply chain with Czech Republic’s logistics excellence? Let’s discuss how this strategic asset can be leveraged for your chemical, industrial or machinery business success.

Contact our expert in Czech Republic

Marek Malý

General Manager Czech Republic
+420 605 227 910
[email protected]

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