The Rhine-Ruhr is a highly industrialized, densely populated region of Western Germany that includes the major cities of Bonn, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Essen. With a population of about 10 million, the region is the third-largest metroplex in Europe, after London and Paris. Rhine-Ruhr is one of the world’s 10 largest economic regions.

The Rhine-Ruhr, at the center of Germany’s industrial heartland, is the historic headquarters of steel, mining and automobile production. These industries demand an active network of logistics distribution and industrial properties. In recent decades, the Rhine-Ruhr has developed its service economy, with significant sectors in health, information technology, transport and logistics.

Trade plays an important role in the Rhine-Ruhr economy. Transport networks in the Rhine-Ruhr region are dense and effective. Dusseldorf has the highest highway and rail density in Europe. The A3 motorway in and around Cologne is the busiest expressway in Germany. The region has two international airports, in Cologne and Dusseldorf. The Rhine River is Europe’s most important inland waterway. Dortmund is home to the largest canal port in Europe, and Duisburg is the largest inland river port in Europe.

Given the region’s dense population and high incomes, consumption and e-commerce are spurring demand for warehouses and logistics facilities.

Prologis owns multiple industrial properties and warehouses in the Rhine-Ruhr region.


Featured Properties

Prologis Park Bochum
Bochum DC1A

Bochum DC1A

Bochum, Germany

The facility consists of a total of two distribution centres.

The image shown is industrial warehouse, Cologne DC5, located in Cologne, Germany.
Cologne DC5

Cologne DC5

Köln, Germany

A build-to-suit for Objectflor, this 199,100 SF (18,500 SQM) sustainable industrial warehouse in one of the largest associated logistics sites in...

Cologne Eiffel Tower DC2, Koln, Germany
Cologne Eifeltor DC2

Cologne Eifeltor DC2

Koln, Germany

This 283,930 SF (26,378 SQM) industrial warehouse is in Prologis Park Köln-Eifeltor, one of the largest connected logistics areas in Cologne.

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Available Space in the Rhine-Ruhr Market

Prologis provides well-located efficient distribution centers so our customers can set the pace in a fast-moving world. Whether a customer needs more space, less space, different space – we listen, respond and deliver. See our logistics space for lease in this market below.