Höltigbaum, Merkur Park & Victoria Park industrial area

High-end commercial space on the state border

The Höltigbaum commercial area includes Merkur Park, an established business park from the 1990s, as well as Victoria Park and Minerva Park – two modern, representative business parks right on the border of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Minerva Park even serves as a model project for other German states. Developed and operated by one and the same stakeholder, these business parks offer prime conditions for a wide range of companies.

Here, the proximity of the Stapelfeld junction of the A1 motorway is just as relevant as easy access to qualified personnel. The location is further enhanced by its attractive natural surroundings and the adjacent nature reserves of Stellmoorer Tunneltal and Höltigbaum.

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Key figures

Total size of the location: 91 ha

Companies located here: 153

Gainfully employed individuals: 2,307

Total revenue of all companies: € 968,524,000

Locational benefits of Höltigbaum

New spaces for businesses

Situated south of the Höltigbaum nature reserve just outside Hamburg, Victoria Park has been the first commercial area in Germany to receive a pre-certificate in Gold from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The business park is being developed on an area of approx. 60 hectares on the border between the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The concept provides for a low-emission, near-natural and architecturally appealing business park that includes modern commercial properties equipped with green roofs and solar panels. As well as providing commercial space, the new quarter will also include offerings for the general public, such as an intercultural garden, an orchard and a strawberry field alongside playgrounds, restaurants, retail shops and a hotel. Once fully developed, commercial plots of 3,000 m² and more will be on offer for sale or leasehold. Prior to the acquisition of a commercial site, the prospective buyer and their planned building project will be reviewed to ensure it rests within the overall urban design framework of Victoria Park Hamburg.

Urban development pilot project

Located in the north-east of Hamburg, Merkur Park Hamburg is a real estate project of Jebens Industriebau GmbH. Launched in 1992, it comprises representative commercial properties for mixed use. The concept for Merkur Park was created in the early 1990s and differs from conventional commercial parks due to its overall architectural design as well as the quality of the commercial spaces and user groups. The innovative concept of the business park is expressed through a unique combination of people, workplaces, architectural design, nature and recreation. The commercial space available here can be used fairly flexibly, providing different plot sizes and usage types as needed. That said, a certain sense of community among users is considered to be just as important. General administrative tasks as well as green maintenance work are performed by Jebens Industriebau GmbH. The fact that the developer is available at the location is perceived as a great advantage by resident companies.

Business area at the interface of two federal states

A cross-border commercial area is currently being created at the interface of Rahlstedt, which is part of the Hamburg municipality, and Stapelfeld, which is part of the adjacent federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The project is the result of a joint strategy and planning process. Once the legal basis for planning permission was established  in 2019, the development of Minerva Park, which comprises an area of approx. 30 hectares, took off without delay. To complement the development of the commercial area, a comprehensive landscape enhancement programme is currently taking shape on both sides of the state border. Projects here include the nature-friendly design of the surroundings of Stapelfelder Moor as well as improvements in the local recreation infrastructure (e.g. construction of rural roads, replanting of historic hedgerows, construction of a viewing tower).

Impressions from Höltigbaum

Thematic maps of Höltigbaum

Infographic on traffic links in the Höltigbaum industrial area

Connectivity

The Höltigbaum commercial area is located in the north-east of Hamburg, directly on the border of Schleswig-Holstein. The A1 motorway as well as the Rahlstedt S-Bahn station can be reached within a few minutes.

Infographic on standard land values in the Höltigbaum industrial area

Standard land values

The standard land value signifies the average value for a certain zone in a given municipal area. In the Höltigbaum commercial area, the standard land value is between € 410 and € 430 per square metre.

Höltigbaum: selected company profiles

MEYLE

From its head office in Hamburg, MEYLE AG distributes automotive parts to customers in over 120 countries worldwide. The company’s distribution network is organised according to locations as well as market-specific sales teams. Since the company was established in 1958, MEYLE AG has developed from an exporter to a manufacturer with its own production facilities and its own MEYLE brand. Over time, a single-man operation has thus become a medium-sized company with a staff of almost 500 at its Hamburg office alone. With its three product lines, MEYLE Original, MEYLE PD and MEYLE HD, the company offers high-end solutions and parts for every situation and every driver – from workshop workers, rally drivers and vintage car enthusiasts to every driver worldwide who needs to rely on their own car.

SICK

From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK’s sensor solutions are keeping industry moving. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensor intelligence and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment. Established in 1946, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch (Baden-Württemberg) set up business in Hamburg in 2010, producing sensor-based solutions from here. At the Merkurring site in Hamburg, more than 120 employees currently work on laser and RFID technology as well as radar sensors that are used e.g. for collision prevention in ports, for the classification of traffic, as a navigation aid, or in automotive production. At its second Hamburg site, which is situated at Poppenbütteler Bogen, SICK also develops application solutions for process automation, e.g. for gas and liquid analyses.

Ibeo Automotive Systems / MicroVision

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH is a global technology leader in the field of lidar (light detection and ranging) sensors as well as associated products and software tools. The technology is used e.g. as part of driver assistance systems in cars and in the field of autonomous driving. Ibeo is committed to its goal of turning cars into cooperative partners in the driving process and thus contribute to road safety. The company currently distributes two types of sensors: the well-established ibeo LUX sensor and the innovative ibeoNEXT solid-state lidar sensor that is capable of displaying objects in 4D. When combined with Ibeo’s software products, the smart lidar scanners open up forward-looking solutions – not only in the field of autonomous driving, but also in other areas of application. Following an insolvency phase (in self-administration), the Hamburg-based enterprise was acquired by MicroVision, a US company, in 2022.

SUND Group

SUND Holding GmbH & Co. KG is made up of five companies: DEISS, a market leader in garbage bags and bin liners; FIPP, a leading supplier of household tools for trade use; BINGOLD, a provider of high-quality single- and multiple use gloves; SUND Digital, a consultancy company for e-commerce marketing; as well as SUND GmbH + Co. KG, which provides core services to the affiliated companies. Supplying customers throughout Europe with products for everyday use, SUND Group is one of the highest-turnover family businesses in the region. To continue on this successful path, the group of companies moved into a new corporate head office in Victoria Park in 2022. The new office building in the quarter of Rahlstedt is both modern and sustainable and will be awarded the Platinum Standard certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

akquinet cubit

akquinet cubit GmbH, a Hamburg-based IT services provider, is planning to set up another state-of-the-art data centre in Victoria Park. In the past, the company already established a data centre in Alsterdorf (Hamburg) as well as in Norderstedt (north of Hamburg). The new data centre will be largely built underground and, due to the subject matter, will meet very high security requirements. The building design and the technical equipment of the data centre allow for high levels of energy efficiency compared with other data centres in Germany. To accelerate the construction process, the company is seeking to apply for pre-approval for the excavation of the 14-metre-deep building pit. The building is scheduled to be completed in no more than 13 months.

Starlab

Starlab International GmbH is a group of companies specialising in liquid handling technology and laboratory products. Starlab’s portfolio includes laboratory consumables such as pipette tips, single-channel and multi-channel pipettes, cell culture and PCR consumables, nitrile and latex gloves as well as general laboratory equipment. In addition, Starlab provides pipette services for all pipette brands. Products range from classic single and multi-channel pipettes (both manual and electronic) to dispensers and pipetting aids. Starlab's products and services are aimed at public sector research institutions, such as biological and medical institutes, universities and hospitals, but also at private companies in the life sciences sector.

Disclaimer

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 2022.

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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