Friedrich-Ebert-Damm industrial area

Diverse business location in the east of Hamburg

The Friedrich-Ebert-Damm industrial area is located in the eastern part of Hamburg. It is located in the Wandsbek district and is part of the Wandsbek-Gartenstadt district. Its proximity to Hamburg's city center and good transport links make it an attractive location for businesses. Friedrich-Ebert-Damm is known for its variety of commercial enterprises and companies from different industries. Car dealerships, auto repair stores, retail stores, craft businesses and other commercial enterprises can be found here. The presence of car dealers and automotive-related service providers is particularly noticeable.

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Key figures

Total size of the location: 78 ha

Companies located here: 275

Gainfully employed individuals: 14.998

Total revenue of all companies: 5.466.061.000 €

Locational benefits of Friedrich-Ebert-Damm

Location with recycling focus

The Wandsbek recycling center and the 'Stilbruch' second-hand store are key players in the circular economy. They not only promote the environmentally sound disposal of materials, but also enable the reuse and refurbishment of used items. The facility in Wandsbek is designed to be particularly customer-friendly - unlike usual, it does not have to be closed for container changes. Renewable building materials and sustainable equipment, such as a photovoltaic system and a green roof, help to protect the environment. Reducing waste and extending product life support resource conservation and sustainability. The initiative to salvage and resell reusable items demonstrates an exemplary approach to a circular economy and minimizes the city's environmental footprint.

Educational offers related to business

In the Hamburg area, the Elbe-Werkstätten offer a wide range of vocational training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. In addition to the workshop, they also enable vocational rehabilitation in companies on the general labour market. They process orders professionally, on time and flexibly in the workshops or directly on site at the customer's premises. The focus of their work is on the need-based qualification of employees. In Hamburg-Wandsbek, the Döpferschulen offer a modern learning environment with spacious rooms, a specialist library and a student kitchen for a pleasant feel-good atmosphere. The Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe e. V. - Regional Office Hamburg offers social services such as first aid courses, rescue services, house emergency calls and integration services for refugees.

Center for motor vehicle trade

Along the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm, a motor vehicle trade center has developed, which accounts for about one third of the entire commercial area. The Mercedes-Benz Hamburg branch, the smart branch, Daimler used car dealers, the Tesla Center Hamburg Wandsbek as well as various car dealerships, tire dealers, car repair shops and experts for motor vehicle appraisals can be found here. The MOIA Hub Wandsbek is part of the public transport system and a future-proof innovative sharing infrastructure. It offers fast-charging stations, lounges, repair and cleaning facilities, and enables drivers to walk shorter distances to their breaks and to charge their vehicles.

Industrial area for a wide variety of uses

The industrial area, which covers about 70 hectares in size, does not have a clear industry focus. However, it is well suited to craft and small businesses, which is reflected in the employment figures. Its proximity to the Wandsbeker core also makes it attractive for corporate headquarters, which mainly pursue logistical purposes. In addition, there is a car mile, which is characterized by the car trade.

Headquarter of Jungheinrich

Jungheinrich AG has built its headquarters and corporate headquarters in Hamburg-Wandsbek. The five-storey building with an area of over 18,000 square meters was designed in accordance with the DGNB Silver certificate and meets high ecological and sustainability requirements. With a total investment of 25 million euros for the first construction phase, the building provided space for around 500 employees and made it possible to combine the Group's departments at one location. The strong growth of the company and the resulting second construction phase led to a total of 35,000 square meters of space, where approximately 1,000 employees work today.

Impressions from Friedrich-Ebert-Damm

Thematic maps of the area around Friedrich-Ebert-Damm 

Infographic on traffic links in the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm industrial area


The Friedrich-Ebert-Damm in Hamburg-Wandsbek is easily accessible via the A24 federal motorway, which allows a quick connection to the regional motorway network. In addition, the connection to public transport is guaranteed, which ensures convenient accessibility.

Infographic on standard land values in the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm industrial area

Standard land values 

The standard land value signifies the average value for a certain zone in a given municipal area. In the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm commercial area, the standard land value amounts to approx. € 400 per square metre.

Infographic on hazardous operations in the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm industrial area

Hazardous operations at the location

Among the many companies in Hamburg are some that handle large quantities of hazardous substances. This means that, in the event of an incident, safety risks to the neighbourhood cannot be ruled out entirely. The Friedrich-Ebert-Damm commercial area is home to less than five companies of this type.

Friedrich-Ebert-Damm: selected company profiles


The first in-house production of sack trucks and pallet trucks began in Hamburg's Barmbek district in 1948. Today, Jungheinrich AG is the world's leading solution provider in all matters and areas of intralogistics. The company produces everything from conventional material handling equipment, such as forklifts and pallet trucks, to fully automated automatic systems with intelligent software solutions. More than 18,000 Jungheinrich employees in 40 countries-over 5,700 in Germany alone-are engaged in optimizing material and goods flows in companies. Jungheinrich AG supplies the right trucks and warehousing technology to go with its process consulting services. The company has its headquarters at Friedrich-Ebert-Damm in Hamburg. In nearby Norderstedt (Schleswig-Holstein), industrial trucks and warehousing technology have been manufactured and assembled for the world market on the 214,000 square metre factory site since 1967. The Jungheinrich Training Center with its state-of-the-art training rooms is also located on the site.

Hemro Group

The Hemro Group comprises the four world-leading coffee grinder brands Mahlkönig, Ditting, Anfim and HeyCafé. Hotels, coffee and restaurant chains as well as commercial and private manufacturers of fully automatic espresso machines all over the world are supplied with grinding discs and grinding machine components from the Hemro Group. The portfolio includes built-in grinders for the professional sector as well as for fully automatic coffee machines for domestic use and stand-alone grinders. Mahlkönig GmbH & Co. KG and grinding disc production have been operating at the Hamburg site since 2018 under the new joint name Hemro Manufacturing Germany GmbH. The grinding machines manufactured in Wandsbek - milled from metal blanks by industrial robots - are installed in all machines from the Hemro Group. Since 1960, Mahlkönig has been manufacturing its world-famous coffee grinders at the Wandsbeker headquarters. It was not until 2020 that Mahlkönig expanded and moved into the new, technically state-of-the-art building with around 100 employees.

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa is the world's leading supplier of paper-based packaging solutions made of corrugated board as well as corrugated base paper and for bag-in-box packaging. The company has operations in 22 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas. The production sites work with raw materials from company-owned forestry and paper mills. The company invests in recycling facilities, and the recovered paper obtained here is made available for paper production. The head office of the German Packaging Division - Smurfit Kappa Germany - is located in Hamburg-Wandsbek with around 100 employees. Smurfit Kappa Service, a provider of special packaging and special materials with delivery from stock, and, since 2018, an Experience Center, are also located here in Tilsiter Straße. Brand manufacturers can explore the packaging world and its innovations and receive advice on everything from logistics and shelf impact in supermarkets to the unpacking experience on the consumer side in online business.

BAUER Elektroanlagen Nord 

BAUER Elektroanlagen Holding SE is one of the largest installers of electrical systems in Germany. BAUER develops solutions for medium and large construction projects ranging from electrical engineering to security and data technology to building automation. These include public institutions or industrial companies, office complexes or hospitals, airports or research centres. The more than 1,500 employees work at 17 locations nationwide in the field of electrical installation, planning and project execution. BAUER Elektroanlagen Nord GmbH & Co. KG is located in Hamburg. In 2005, the small service location started with two employees. With more than 79 employees, it has grown into an essential pillar of the BAUER Group, which offers the entire spectrum of electrical and safety technology as well as automation in Hamburg and the surrounding area. In 2019, the new company building in Wilma-Witte-Stieg was inaugurated with greetings from the former mayor of Hamburg, Ole von Beust.

Springer Bio-Backwerk

The Springer Bio-Backwerk family business was founded in 1889 and is now run by the fifth generation of the Springer family. Eight of its own bakery stores in Hamburg offer breads, rolls and pastry specialties from the bakery. In 1999, the traditional company was converted to exclusively certified organic baked goods. One year later, the previously 'Meisterbäcker Springer' received a new logo, a fresh corporate design and was renamed Springer Bio-Backwerk. The state-of-the-art headquarters in Wandsbek-Hinschenfelde were occupied in 2012. Since 2019, Energienetz Hamburg has operated a photovoltaic system to generate electricity on the roof. From now on, the headquarters and the bakery are supplied with electricity by solar energy - the energy not used during the day is fed into the grid, from which the energy for baking is drawn at night.

PLEUGER Industries 

Pleuger is an international manufacturer and supplier of submersible motors, pumps, thrusters and plunger pumps and related services. The company's products are used worldwide in the energy, mining, water, industrial processing and oil and gas industries. The company was founded in 1929 and started with the production of submersible pumps with (water filled) motors. In the 1930s, they were used, among other things, in the construction of the Berlin U-Bahn to lower the groundwater. This was followed by other major projects. After the destruction or expropriation of the Pleuger plant in Berlin during the Second World War, the company started again in 1945 with a small repair shop in Hamburg-Altona. In 1951 the plant was moved to Hamburg-Wandsbek. Today, the company is headquartered in Miami. With PLEUGER Industries GmbH Hamburg remains the development and main production location for submersible pumps and motor solutions.


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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