The investments also mean 1,300 jobs. Almost half of them – 540 – were newly created. Since the turn of the millennium, the prosperous region between the two Hanseatic ports of Hamburg and Lübeck has been attracting some 700 enterprises, which employ at total workforce of 14,000.
Reinfeld, Reinbek, and Siek Particularly High In Demand
Among the new firms brought to Stormarn in the past year are Stör Brot, a distributor of baked goods from Reinfeld / Stubbendorf, Elektro Timm GmbH from Bargeteide, the Siek the Meyer Menü Beteiligungs-GmbH as industrial kitchen specialist, in Stapelfeld-Braak the transport company Rathmann GmbH & Co.KG, and in Trittau the Ryll Messebaugesellschaft mbH International. The commercial area Reinbek-Haidland not only attracted the lighting specialist Multi-Lite & Handels GmbH, but also Peters & Bey GmbH, which specializes in production and sales of cargo systems in the shipping industry.
Cross-State Business Park in Stapelfeld
In co-operation with the Hamburg Ministry of Urban Development, the district’s business developers WAS Wirtschafts- und Aufbaugesellschaft mbH is planning a cross-state, high quality industrial park in the area of Rahlstedt / Stormarn, with three key objectives in mind – economic, environmental and social criteria. In order to reduce land use, underground parking for staff and visitors will be provided. At the same time, the areas between Wandsbek, Stapelfeld and Barsbüttel will be jointly upgraded, with a new cultural landscape created and natural landscapes preserved.
Focus on Resource Conservation
For years, Stormarn has been promoting resource-saving projects. Recently, Northern Germany’s largest CHP was inaugurated in Stapelfeld. In Braak, the Boltze Group inaugurated Northern Germany’s largest groundwater geothermal plant last year. In Bargteheide, discount chain Aldi combines ecology and economy with the company’s largest photovoltaic plant in Schleswig-Holstei. In Siek, Lidl’s solar power plant supplies energy needed for all operations. Last but not least, a quick charging station for e-cars is considered in the planning for new industrial park in Ahrensburg. In Bad Oldesloe, Jenny AG has already set an example. On the property of the company, a solar-power storage filling station has been installed for free refueling of electric cars.
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