Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel industrial and commercial area

A central location with a lively, varied business community

A vibrant, central industrial and business location, Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel is situated in the quarter of Lokstedt and the district of Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. Here, tradition meets innovation: this is where Beiersdorf with its 140-year-history is based, supported by pioneering skincare research labs and chip design companies. The site benefits from its central location, easy access to skilled professionals, as well as a solid infrastructure. Swift access to transport routes and proximity to urban residential areas make Eimsbüttel an attractive location for companies from various sectors. A wide range of businesses can be found here, ranging from small retailers to innovative startups and established players. In the near future, further development measures will provide additional residential units as well as spaces for small businesses, making the location even more attractive.

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Key figures

Total size of the location: 33 ha

Companies located her: 138

Gainfully employed individuals: 4,802

Total revenue of all companies: € 789,409,000

Locational benefits of Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel

Beiersdorf headquarters including research campus

In the heart of Hamburg, where Beiersdorf was founded 140 years ago, a new working environment is being created with the Beiersdorf Campus. Bringing together staff from previously two locations, the new campus is laying the foundation for further growth, while at the same time prioritising the well-being of employees. The campus’s sustainable architecture reflects both the future and the rich history of the company, which is famous for household brands such as Nivea and Eucerin. A core element of the campus is the skin research centre. With a team of over 700 scientists, it is an integral part of Beiersdorf’s global research and development network. Fields of work include active ingredient and microbiome research, skin ageing processes, and safety assessment methods. State-of-the-art technologies and AI systems support the analysis of skin-specific metabolic processes and help develop new product solutions. Beiersdorf’s onsite Study Center also plays an important role here as it conducts more than 300 research studies with around 8,000 participants annually. Studies range from simple tests in “hot rooms” to assess the performance of deodorants to complex laser microscopy to analyse the effectiveness of skin-smoothing products.

Lovely residential quarter with easy access to labour

Situated in the Lokstedt quarter, the Troplowitzstrasse commercial site lies at the centre of the Eimsbüttel district, which comprises some of Hamburg’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Elegant historic buildings, beautiful parks, numerous educational facilities as well as attractive new building projects provide diverse housing options for local staff, while companies can benefit from easy access to skilled professionals. Following a multi-stage citizen participation process as well as a tender for urban development and open space planning, a new, modern urban quarter is to be created on the former site of Beiersdorf’s Werk1 premises. The “Stadtmacherei Eimsbüttel” development project will include a broad range of housing types alongside spaces for small businesses. Development is scheduled to start once the Beiersdorf Campus is completed and Beiersdorf Manufacturing Hamburg has stepped up its activities. The new residential quarter has been designed with a sense of community: on an area that currently requires an corporate ID card for access, residents and guests will soon be able to enjoy new central pathways in a neighbourhood that is opening up to the surrounding area.

R&D in the fields of chip design and production

The Eimsbüttel/Troplowitzstrasse industrial and commercial area is home to NXP and Nexperia – two manufacturing companies that are also dedicated to research and development into chip production and chip design. In the context of their R&D efforts, they address questions such as the following: How can future vehicles be controlled autonomously using artificial intelligence? How can existing radar systems in vehicles be optimised in a way that makes them outperform the human eye? And what will the next mobile communications standard look like, which will be even more powerful than 5G? The overall aim is to expand the product portfolio with innovative, energy-efficient high-end solutions. NXP alone intends to invest around €400 million in Hamburg to expand its research and development activities, while also increasing the number of employees.

Great connectivity and a central location

The Troplowitzstrasse site is characterised by its highly central location in Hamburg as well as in the Eimsbüttel district itself. Access to local public transport is excellent as the location is surrounded by various underground stations of the U2 and U3 lines. Likewise, the Stellingen and Langenfelde S-Bahn stations with the S3 and S5 lines are within easy walking distance and can also be reached using the metro buses 4 and 22. Right on the corner of Troplowitzstrasse and Beiersdorfstrasse, there is a large StadtRAD bike rental station. Moreover, delivery vehicles and commuters benefit from immediate access to the A7 motorway via Hoheluftchaussee / Lokstedter Steindamm (federal road 447).

Good local supply structure for members of staff

Hoheluftchaussee and Gärtnerstrasse provide an ideal infrastructure for employees and guests, with a great choice of local amenities, from petrol stations and car washes to restaurants, retail shops and hotels. These two streets also constitute an important transport axis. The district of Eimsbüttel is right on the doorstep, adding further to the locational benefits with its great choice of restaurants, service providers and peaceful recreational spaces such as the Am Weiher park. This attractive urban environment is thus well able to meet the daily requirements of staff and visitors alike.

Impressions from Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel

Thematic maps of Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel

Infographic on traffic links in the Eimsbüttel/Troplowitzstraße industrial and business area


Featuring excellent links to the regional road network, the Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel industrial and business location is easily accessible by car. Employees can also benefit from efficient local public transport, including buses and underground trains (U2 and U3).

Infographic on standard land values in the Eimsbüttel/Troplowitzstraße industrial and business area

Standard land values

The standard land value signifies the average value for a certain zone in a given municipal area. In the Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel industrial and business area, the standard land value is € 440 per square metre.

Infographic on hazardous operations in the Eimsbüttel/Troplowitzstraße industrial and business 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. Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel is home to less than 5 companies of this type.

Troplowitzstraße/Eimsbüttel: selected company profiles


Beiersdorf has been a hallmark of innovative skin care since 1882. The secret of its success has always been its great innovative power and a consistent development of its brands and products. With 170 affiliates worldwide, Beiersdorf AG is active in two business segments: consumer, which specialises in innovative skin and body care, and tesa, which specialises in high-quality self-adhesive solutions. TESA SE has been managed independently as a subgroup and business division of Beiersdorf since 2001 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive system and product solutions for industrial customers and end consumers. In the realms of cosmetics, Beiersdorf’s brand portfolio includes NIVEA, Eucerin and the premium product family of La Prairie.


NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH has been developing semiconductor and system solutions in Germany for more than 90 years. There are currently seven locations nationwide, with sales and support teams spread across branches in Böblingen, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg and Wiesbaden to ensure that customers are served throughout Germany. NXP’s competence centres in Dresden, Hamburg and Munich focus on research, development and design for some of NXP’s key business areas such as connectivity, payment systems and wireless technologies as well as infotainment, radar and safety solutions for the automotive industry. The Chief Technology Office is located at both the Hamburg and Munich sites. Here, NXP is dedicated to developing secure solutions for autonomous driving, cyber security and Industry 4.0.

Nexperia Germany

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Nexperia is a global semiconductor company with over 15,000 employees in Europe, Asia and the United States. Specialising in the development and production of essential semiconductors, Nexperia’s components enable the basic functionality of virtually every electronic design in the world – from automotive and industrial to mobile and consumer applications. Each year, the company distributes more than 100 billion products worldwide. The manufacturing facility of Nexperia Germany GmbH at the Hamburg site has been in operation since 1953 and today produces more than 1 million 8-inch and 6-inch wafers annually. This equals a capacity of 100 billion components per year, making it the world’s largest wafer factory optimised for bipolar small-signal and power discrete semiconductors.


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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