The Chemical Gateway to Europe
One of Europe’s leading suppliers of chemical products and services, the Netherlands is a global hub for the chemicals industry.
The Netherlands boasts more than 400 leading chemical companies across the entire supply chain. In fact, 19 out of the 25 top chemical companies in the world maintain significant operations in the Netherlands.
Major players in the worldwide chemicals industry, such as LyondellBasell, SABIC, Teijin and Dow, benefit from a superior logistics infrastructure, access to important raw materials, robust R&D institutes and a tradition of inter-company integration and regional clustering.
At the Port of Rotterdam—one of the strongest refining and chemical clusters in the world Netherlands-based chemical companies gain strategic access to the North Sea through Europe’s largest harbor.