The logistics sector is of enormous economic importance to the Netherlands. Together we generate 55 billion euro annually and provide employment for 813,000 people. Above all, it is a most important service that is an integral part of all sorts of other (top) sectors. So it really is in the interest of the Netherlands that the logistics sector is maintained and strengthened.
A number of main players in logistics came together in 2006 to consider how we could best approach this. This became the Laarhoven committee. The result of this committee was that an institute was created to boost innovation in logistics. The idea for Dinalog was born. Dinalog was established in 2009 and with it dozens of projects in which we started to bring about innovation in logistics. In 2015 it was time, due to changes in the top sector policy, to organize matters differently: TKI-Dinalog.
TKI (Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation) is the cooperation within which Dinalog, TNO and NWO act jointly to boost innovation in logistics. Dinalog was transformed into TKI-Dinalog to create a single clear point of contact for commerce for this cooperation. The mission of the Top Sector Logistics is as plain as day: in 2020 we want to be the best logistics sector in the world. We cannot do this alone: we innovate together.