A pilot project from 2010 until 2016 (with the support of the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, VLAIO) aimed to increase the zone’s economic profitability, reduce its environmental impact and create a better social environment. It went very well, prompting six companies to jointly establish the not-for-profit company Luithagen. The company still aims to achieve the same objectives and receives financial support from VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and the Antwerp Port Authority. The action plan focuses on collective training courses, community building, sustainable building and improving energy efficiency. A business park manager is tasked with coordinating these efforts.
Waasland Logistics Park
The future Waasland (West) logistics park is also looking to establish an association so the entire site can be centrally managed by a joint business park manager. A shuttle bus, the combination of cargo flows and joint investments in alternative energy and ecology are currently being discussed and organised. MLSO, which is facilitating this process, will receive financial support for this from VLAIO until the end of 2019.
Your company can also join forces with other companies for sustainable business park management. We will gladly put you in touch with nearby companies or the business park manager of the Luithagen zone.