East of Harburg industrial and commercial area

Diverse use structures

The east of Harburg industrial and commercial area is located in the south of Hamburg. The district of Harburg is known for its industrial and commercial areas. The area has a long history of industrial development and is home to a variety of companies in different industries. The eastern Harburg industrial area offers good access to transportation routes, including highways, train lines, and the port of Hamburg, making it an attractive location for businesses.

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Key figures

Total size of the location: 179 ha

Companies located here: 164

Gainfully employed individuals: 21.285

Total revenue of all companies: 1.436.881.000 €

Locational benefits of eastern Harburg

High-density location

Along the Großmoorbogen in the industrial and commercial area of eastern Harburg, there are highly concentrated commercial and industrial enterprises in terms of construction and function. Three to four-storey office, laboratory and administrative buildings such as the GLP Laboratories, the Hamburg police traffic squad south and Oleo Chemie testify to a large number of jobs. In addition to these, there are large halls in which production facilities are located or in which industry-related services are offered. Since 1981, bakery products have been produced on a large scale at the Wedemann bakery east of the Großmoorbogen. Based in Großmoorkehre, Harms & Wende (HWH) has been known for over 75 years in the field of resistance welding and also develops and manufactures technology and equipment for the business areas Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Micro Welding and Friction Welding.

Knowledge-intensive enterprises

There is a high concentration of innovative and knowledge-intensive companies at Neuländer Kamp and Schlachthofstraße. In recent years, the district of Harburg has become a magnet for technology-intensive companies. The attractive environment and the proximity to the Hamburg University of Technology ensure that local companies remain competitive thanks to young people and cooperative research projects. In addition to the companies Harburg Freudenberger and SECO Northern, which form the heart of the innovation location in Schlachthofstraße, Ericsson and ABB-Automation are also located here. The existing start-up and research ecosystem can continue to grow by resettlement or expansion on the two remaining free potential areas along the Schlachthofstraße. 

Muncipal commerce sites potentials 

There are still 2 hectares of potential land on Schlachthofstrasse to the north of Harburg Freudenberger and to the south of SECO Northern. Like the 11.5 hectares of potential land at Großmoordamm-Ost, these are to be allocated to companies with a technology focus - including green technologies, aviation/maritime, medical technology and digitalization and material sciences. The sites are owned by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and some partial areas are privately owned.

Close to Harburg city centre

The industrial and business location of eastern Harburg benefits from its close proximity to Harburg city centre. In addition to local suppliers located in the area itself, such as the factory sale of the bakery Wedemann and Fruchtkörbchen, a local delivery service for fruit and vegetable baskets, there is a kiosk, a DIY store, a tool shop and tool rental. The Harburg Town Hall is between 1. 5 and 3 kilometres away. Restaurants, shopping and local health services can be reached on foot in less than half an hour and by bicycle in less than 15 minutes. This makes it as easy to implement demanding business lunches as doctor's appointments or a drink with colleagues after work.

Offer area HUB + Neuland 23

With the successful development of the more than 20 hectare industrial area HUB + Neuland in the development plan area Neuland 23, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has created a new area for industrial and logistics companies. By taking into account the demands of industrial uses and the demands of climate change, a sustainable and market-oriented range of land has been created. The area offers future-oriented companies from the industrial and logistics sectors ideal conditions for their development. The industrial and logistics location Neuland 23 was designed as one of 19 climate model districts in Hamburg. Here, industrial and logistics companies are to be integrated into the landscape by greening the roofs and reducing lighting. Approximately 90 percent of the roof surfaces are to be green roofs, which with their natural evaporative cooling reduces the energy demand of the buildings and favourably influences the local climate. As a CO2-saving and sustainable measure, the production of solar energy and a climate-friendly irrigation and drainage system are to follow.

Elbcampus environment

The Elbcampus is located in the immediate vicinity of the industrial and commercial site of eastern Harburg. It is the education and competence centre of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts. It was opened in 2008 and comprises the educational institutions of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts, the Hamburg Vocational Academy, the Academy of Dental Technology of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts, the Welding and Testing Institute North and the training centers of the Hamburg Baker's Guild, the Hamburg State Guild of Building Cleaners/Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Hamburg Painters' Guild. As part of the campus, the Center for Energy, Water and Environmental Technology (ZEWU), which was founded in 1995, offers free on-site advice for craft businesses, energy saving measures, opportunities for the use of renewable energies and information on the Hamburg Environmental Partnership.

Impressions from the eastern Harburg

Thematic maps of the eastern Harburg

Infographic on traffic links in the eastern Harburg industrial area


The A1 federal motorway runs in the immediate vicinity, allowing a quick connection to the regional motorway network. In addition, east Harburg is well connected to the public transport network, with S-Bahn and bus connections, which facilitate access for commuters and employees.

Infographic on standard land values in the eastern Harburg industrial area

Standard land values

The standard land value signifies the average value for a certain zone in a given municipal area. In the eastern Harburg industrial and commercial area, the standard land value amounts to approx. € 400 euros per square meter.

Eastern Harburg: selected company profiles

Dr. von Froreich Laboratory 

The Dr. von Froreich laboratory is a medically managed company and has been one of the leading human medicine laboratories in northern Germany for 40 years. Founded in 1975, it has been part of the laboratory network of the Sonic Healthcare Group, a provider of medical diagnostic services since 2008. More than 400 employees as well as eight specialists for laboratory medicine and microbiology work in the high-performance laboratory on the transmission of findings, usually on the same day. This is supported by the use of the in-house software 'star. net® Labor', one of the most modern and comfortable tools for order entry. In order to analyse samples from more than 12,000 patients daily, which the laboratory receives from more than 1,500 senders, the laboratory relies on its broad analytical spectrum and relies on innovation, such as the identification of germs using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Harburg Freudenberger

What began in 1855 with the construction of an ironworks and the founding of Harburger Eisenwerke AG, has developed into a globally active company in the field of development research and manufacture of special machines for rubber, tire and edible oil manufacturers. Today's Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH employs approximately 2,000 people and is the parent company of the HF Group with locations and representative offices on five continents. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lübeck L. Possehl & Co. mbH. In 2020, the company moves to its new headquarters in Harburg. The new building is based on the 'New Work' concept and enables better networking and communication between the departments responsible for the development, construction and sales of the machines. For example, the choice of workplace is oriented to the daily task, furthermore there is direct access from the office areas to the assembly hall and the test area for machines.

SECO Northern Europe

In 2021, SECO, listed on the Italian stock exchange, announced the acquisition of Garz & Fricke Group - SECO Northern Europe GmbH was created. SECO is a global innovator in embedded systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence. The originally medium-sized company Garz & Fricke from Hamburg develops as Garz & Fricke Group over the years with about 150 employees to the most important system provider for ARM-based embedded technologies in Europe, with an additional presence in North America. Already in 2019, the new company headquarters in the Schlachthofstrasse in Harburg will be occupied, here further growth plans are also possible in the future on approx. 8000 m² and the machinery can be strategically expanded.


Vibracoustic SE is a company of the Freudenberg Group and the world's leading noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) expert in the automotive industry. 10,000 employees in 17 countries at 41 engineering and production sites work on products that reduce the transmission of noise and vibration into the vehicle from the engine and powertrain as well as from road surfaces. With the joint venture Vibracoustic CV Air Springs GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, a company specializing in the development and production of commercial vehicle air springs was founded in 2013 through the merger of what was then TrelleborgVibracoustic and HSS Otomotiv. At the Hamburg Harburg site, approximately 910 employees work on the development and production of air springs and chassis components for passenger cars as well as chassis mounts, engine mounts and cab mounts for commercial vehicles.


Eurofins Scientific is a leading international laboratory group with 61,000 employees in 61 countries. As a provider of analytical methods in the food, feed, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, it determines the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of a wide range of products through its service offerings. In 2020, a new laboratory building will be constructed at Neuländer business park in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, marking the sixth company-owned building. With an area of 15,900 square meters, it will provide space for the performance of analyses by around 450 employees of Eurofins Dr. Specht Laboratorien GmbH, Eurofins Dr. Specht Express GmbH, Eurofins Dr. Specht International GmbH, Eurofins Agroscience Services Chem GmbH and Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Hamburg GmbH, all of which are based here.


Die HydroDyn Systems GmbH mit Sitz in Hamburg-Harburg wird 2006 gegründet und gehört zur Boris Boretius Gruppe. Das Unternehmen ist sowohl Anlagenlieferant als auch Betreiber von Recyclinganlagen für Materialien wie Bottle-to-Bottle-PET, PE-LD und PE-HD. Mit dem HydroCleaner bietet das Unternehmen, welches deutschlandweit 60 Mitarbeitende beschäftigt, eine einzigartige Technologie zum Kunststoffrecycling an. Die Technologie ermöglicht unter anderem die Ablösung von Etiketten, das Deinking sowie die Entfernung anhaftender organischer Schmutzpartikel und Klebstoffe und liefert im Ergebnis hochreine Mahlgüter sowie veredeltes Regranulat. Darüber hinaus plant und liefert HydroDyn auch Anlagenkomponenten anderer Anbieter, wie z.B. Aggregate zur Sortierung, Trockenaufbereitung und Granulierung.


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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