Spearhead in manufacturing and high-tech industry
Venlo: city of industry
Measured by the number of people out of the total working population employed in industry, Venlo takes fifth place out of the fifty largest towns and cities in the Netherlands. And as far as knowledge-intensive industries are concerned, Venlo holds an even stronger position with the no. 2 place!
The most important and best known knowledge-intensive company in Venlo is Océ, which forms part of the Canon Group. The company has an extensive R&D center with hundreds of highly educated specialists on its campus in Venlo-North.
Other knowledge-intensive companies in Venlo operate in areas such as turbine technology, coatings and coating systems to improve the surface characteristics of products and materials, machine and equipment building, glass and many others.