Hessen is an important industrial region, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are a major part of it. One of the traditionally most significant locations in the region is the Kalle-Albert Industrial Park in Wiesbaden, which has been in operation since 1858. Starting with the founding of the two chemical companies Kalle and Albert in the mid-nineteenth century, and later as part of the Hoechst group, the site looks back on a long history of innovation and progress.
In 1997, operating company InfraServ Wiesbaden (ISW) began serving the site, providing resident companies with energy, logistics, environmental protection, security, wastewater treatment, IT, education, infrastructure and real-estate management products and services. Since then, the park has continued on its successful course, not least thanks to the 2003 divestment of industrial services to ISW subsidiary InfraServ Wiesbaden Technik, whose action radius has expanded to extend from the Rhine-Main area to the Neckar region.
Today, around 75 companies with some 5,800 staff are located here, and the area is often termed the “industrial heart” of Hessen’s capital. Among the many things produced here are synthetics, starting materials for food and cleansers, and high purity process chemicals for memory chips and flatscreens. Resident companies include HLB (the Hessian State Railroad company) and the Hessian world market leaders Merck and Kalle, as well as international corporations as Agfa, Mitsubishi Polyester Film and Shin-Etsu from Japan, whose group holding SE Tylose is one of the largest companies in the park. In 2016, Kingfa Sci.&Tech became the first Chinese company to locate here.
Hessen Trade & Invest wishes all the best for InfraServ Wiesbaden´s anniversary, and hopes to see continued success in the coming years.
“The history of the Wiesbaden industrial park started with the founding of the companies Albert in 1858 and Kalle in 1863. Both quickly gained major positions on the world market. This internationality has remained to the present day, in the form of products manufactured here that supply global markets, and also through the international corporations that have located here since the dissolution of Hoechst AG in the 90s. This new international character of the site enriches life in the region and contributes to its prosperity,“ says Thomas Deichmann, Head of Communications and PR at InfraServ Wiesbaden
The anniversary festschrift on the history of InfraServ Wiesbaden and the Kalle-Albert Industrial Park (only in German) can be found here.