Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße industrial area

Vibrant business environment

The Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße commercial area has developed into a promising commercial location. This vibrant business environment offers a wide range of opportunities for companies, from start-ups to established industry leaders. With its strategic location and proximity to the Port of Hamburg, Bornkampsweg is an attractive location for entrepreneurs and investors.

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Key figures

Total size of the location: 51 ha

Companies located here: 311

Gainfully employed individuals: 3.243

Total revenue of all companies: 922.618.000 €

Locational benefits of Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße

Centrally located in the district of Altona

The Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße commercial area in the Altona district is characterized by its extremely central location. Delivery and professional traffic can quickly enter or leave from the A7 via Stresemannstraße (431). Along Stresemannstrasse, there are various local supply offers, such as gas stations, car washes, hotels, gastronomic establishments and shopping facilities. This road not only provides excellent connections for flowing traffic, but also provides excellent infrastructure for employees and visitors to the site. Depending on the starting point, Ottensen is within easy walking distance with a variety of complementary gastronomic offerings, numerous services and recreational opportunities such as the Elbe beach. Thanks to various bus and metro bus lines as well as the Diebsteich S-Bahn station, excellent public transport connections are guaranteed.

New long distance station Diebsteich 

The planned realization of the new Diebsteich long-distance train station will further improve the accessibility of the Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstrasse commercial area, also by means of long-distance trains, and thus further increase the location's favorability. In the eastern part of the area, there is convenient pedestrian access to the new long-distance train station. In July 2014, Deutsche Bahn AG announced the relocation of the Hamburg-Altona long-distance and regional train station by 1.9 km to the north. By 2027, a modern through station with six regional and mainline tracks, two commuter rail tracks and a prestigious reception building will be built on the site of the Diebsteich commuter rail station. The track area of the current terminus station that will be freed up will be used from 2030 for the second construction phase of the new Mitte Altona district, where 1,900 apartments are to be built.

Craftsmen´s yards and trading estate concepts

In Bahrenfeld, immediately adjacent to Neue Mitte Altona, a new craftsmen's and commercial courtyard is being built on an approximately 3,000 sqm site to serve local businesses. The six-story building with a total floor space of about 6,200 sqm will provide numerous workshop spaces and will be built in a stacked design, inspired by the Meistermeile at Offakamp. Two craft businesses have already leased 1,750 sqm². Additional modern rental space in the Bornkampsweg industrial park completes the offer. The neighboring Gewerbehof Kolbenwerk eG provides valuable impetus for participatory and cooperative concepts for craftsmen’s yards and trading estates development, taking into account aspects of historic preservation.

Short distances

Short distances connect the extensive industrial and commercial area Schnackenburgallee with the attractive Otto von Bahrenpark district. The Schnackenburgallee offers important suppliers, customers and services for the location Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße, including companies from supply and disposal, the automotive industry, technology and specialized craft businesses. This proximity creates multiple synergies between the neighbouring locations. The former Altona gas plant was discovered in the 1960s by artists who furnished studios and apartments. In the 1990s, the 'Forum Altes Gaswerk' and the Otto von Bahrenpark, a residential and commercial park with restored gas plant buildings and new buildings in the old style, were built.

Potential for development and upgrading

The Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße commercial area could benefit from various spill-over effects in the future, triggered by development projects such as the Science City Bahrenfeld, the emerging housing estates Holsten-Areal and Max-Brauer, as well as the trading estate development Kolbenhof eG. These projects could foster an economic ecosystem by attracting skilled workers, businesses and innovation. The proximity to many existing and emerging scientific institutions creates synergies between research and industry, while new residential areas attract workers and boost the local economy. The trading estate developments offer a wide range of work opportunities and promote sustainable economic dynamism.

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Thematic maps of Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße

Infographic on traffic links in the Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße industrial area


The location is directly accessible via the A7 federal motorway. In addition, the proximity to the port of Hamburg provides access to maritime transportation options, while public transportation such as the S-Bahn and buses ensure convenient access to the city center and surrounding areas.

Infographic on standard land values in the Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße industrial area

Standard land values

The standard land value signifies the average value for a certain zone in a given municipal area. In the Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße commercial area, the standard land value amounts to approx. € 440 per square metre.

Bornkampsweg/Ruhrstraße: selected company profiles


The mechanical engineering company KROENERT GmbH & Co KG moved to its present premises in Hamburg-Altona shortly after its foundation in 1905. Here, KROENERT manufactures turnkey plants in the field of coating technology for web-shaped materials such as foil, paper and film. To this day, the RECO series is the most widely built and most versatile machine type and is characterized by its modular character and flexible line configuration - changes of coating materials or working width can be easily adapted. The main components of KROENERT lines are applicators, dryers, unwinders and rewinders, each module is also available separately. Since 2003, KROENERT has been united with two other medium-sized mechanical engineering companies, COATEMA and DRYTEC, under the roof of Altonaer Technologie Holding (ATH). In the fields of coating, printing and drying technology, they each occupy a leading position worldwide in their respective fields.


ZAE can look back on over 100 years of company history. In 1919, the gear cutting department was spun off from the sister company KROENERT and thus became an independent company, Zahnradfabrik Altona-Elbe Hans Meyer Kommanditgesellschaft. In 1982, the company premises were expanded, and between 2003 and 2008, a great many of the group's buildings were renovated during ongoing operations. Today, the ZAE plant in Hamburg-Altona produces industrial gear units and geared motors for a wide range of applications on a production area of 5,600 square meters. The product range focuses on servo and bevel gear units as well as gear motors and worm gear sets. Through modification of existing gear units or customized manufacturing, individual drive solutions are offered to companies worldwide from the packaging and food industry, automation and stage technology, but also the pharmaceutical industry including medical technology as well as steel and sheet metal processing.

KONTEK Edelstahlverarbeitung 

KONTEK was founded in 1969 by the businessman Johannes Pieper in Hamburg. The name is a neologism of confectionery and technology, because at first the company supplied bakeries and confectioners with equipment and machines, later also the gastronomy. Over time, KONTEK, which currently employs more than 20 people, has developed into a specialist company for stainless steel processing, with services in the areas of development, planning, production and assembly. The range of services extends from small parts for food production, carpentry and furniture parts to complete store fittings. The product range consists of products that can be manufactured and adapted in the company's own workshop, as well as equipment for kitchen, snack and bakery equipment from almost all manufacturers. The company also cooperates for orders as a subcontractor or "integrated consultant" with joineries, interior designers and building construction companies.

maleco Farbwerk 

maleco Farbwerk GmbH in Hamburg has been managed for 132 years by the Leonhart family, now in the 4th generation. Since its foundation in 1889, it has been producing paints and varnishes in its own manufacturing plant. Today, in addition to paint production and sales, the medium-sized family business is also active in wholesale for wallpaper, flooring and painting accessories and has a range of 5,000 articles. Maleco employs not only salespeople, but also technicians and product developers and has its own research and development department for paints. The company attaches great importance to a sales region close to its customers as well as to clearly defined clientele and is represented by six branches in the northern part of Germany. The company's headquarters are located in the Hamburg-Altona district.


Note on area sizes: The industrial and commercial area referred to in the key figures indicates the gross area according to the maps displayed. These include different proportions of water areas, transport areas and green areas. Therefore, it is not possible to make a direct comparison between the individual locations presented on these pages, e.g. in terms of workforce per hectare.

Note on employment figures: Information on the local workforce is mostly provided by the German Federal Employment Agency. In some cases, figures are not broken down by individual company branches and locations, i.e. aggregate employment figures are provided instead. In such cases, the statistical business register does not include more detailed figures. Moreover, please note potential limitations of data collection e.g. in terms of minimum thresholds. As a result, the figures provided should be regarded as approximate figures that are intended to provide general guidance only.

Note on revenue figures: These figures are based on the tax returns of the companies as of 31 December 2022. In some cases, figures are not reported for each individual branch, but only for the relevant group of companies. These values are subsequently broken down on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, tax reports may be updated following a longer period of time. Therefore, the figures provided are intended to provide general guidance only.

Note on standard land values: The map provides information on standard land values for use in production/logistics. The relevant values were converted (i.e. standardised) to a plot size of 1,000 square metres or a value-related floor-area ratio of 1.0, respectively. Both the lowest and the highest standard land value in the building block are provided. The map aims to serve as a reference and is not suited for determining the actual value. At BORIS.HH you can view an interactive standard land value map of Hamburg. The website offers detailed information on standard land values in Hamburg and lets you convert the standard land value to account for individual property characteristics. All values displayed refer to the reference date of 1 January 2024.

Note on hazardous operations: Locations of establishments pursuant to §3 para. 5a of the German Federal Immission Control Act (BimSchG) in the jurisdiction of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Further metadata / publication / created on 30 September 2014.

Sources: Standard land values: Geoportal Hamburg / hazardous operations: Geoportal Hamburg / key figures: business register of the Northern Germany Statistical Office / definition of “undertaking”.

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