Taoyuan, the most important international hub and gateway in Taiwan, is located in the northwestern part of the island. With a population of more than 2.2 million people averaging at 39 years old, the city is also known as the youngest Taoyuan City in comparison with its other five metropolitan counterparts. The young and highly educated population explains the city’s variety of industrial clusters, ranging from manufacturing to hitech industries, such as biological and medical science, new energy, aerospace. The total industrial added value amounted to New Taiwanese Dollars, NTD 3,000 billion (EUR 85 billion), contributing 17.4% to Taiwan’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
The city houses one of the largest and busiest airports for passenger and freight transport in East Asia, known as the Taoyuan International Airport. Other significant transport infrastructure includes the intra-city highway network, intercity corridors, and elaborate railway system as well as an existing industrial (Taipei) port nearby. Taking full advantage of Taoyuan’s industrial resources and transport infrastructure, it forms the backbone of the logistic
system. As a result, Taoyuan is home to 1,800 logistics operators, including international enterprises such as UPS, FedEx.