newPark: New industry for the 21st century

With a total area of 290 hectares, the newPark is the largest project for combining new industry, digital services, environmental and climate protection in NRW. A new industrial growth core with an ecological role model function is to be created in the north of the Ruhr Conurbation: The aim is to establish the newPark as a model location for green innovations, energy efficiency and resource conservation (GreenTech) as well as digitally networked production (Industry 4.0). The newPark is being developed as a low-emission site in harmony with the adjacent nature and landscape conservation area and is intended to lead the way in the development toward climate-neutral industry.

Thanks to an innovative overall concept, the newPark has outstanding location advantages in international competition:

  • Space for new industry and commerce: With 156 hectares of marketable space, the newPark is the largest industrial and commercial area in the Ruhr area and Westphalia and one of four important areas for large-scale projects in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Focus on future industries:
    The concept of the newPark is aimed at particularly fast-growing sectors from the environmental economy (GreenTech) and networked digitized production ( Industry 4.0 ).
  • Flexible area concept:
    The three-part granulation of the area sizes offers the greatest possible flexibility of the area and development structures and opens up the newPark as a location for innovative SMEs as well as for expanding large companies.
  • Working in the park: The newPark will have a high urban development quality and an attractive open space concept that will be seamlessly embedded in the surrounding park landscape.
  • Innovative industrial services: The newPark concept provides for the provision of classic and digital industrial services by central service providers – from contract manufacturing 4.0 to additive manufacturing in the 3D printing center to the data center in the newPark cloud.
  • Smart energy concept:
    The newPark Energy Grid ensures an efficient and low-emission supply through intelligent use, generation and distribution of energy, which can be extended to the central provision of hydrogen as the green energy carrier of the future.
  • Place for innovations:
    The newPark Innovation Lab serves as a nucleus for innovations at the interface between technology and mature business models: companies in the newPark work together with the central industrial services to develop products that can be manufactured with the existing machine capacities in the newPark.

Through the combination of manufacturing companies and innovative industrial services, the newPark qualifies as the first address for new industry in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Information for investors.


Forward-looking industrial location with nationwide appeal.


Information for citizens.


New industry with up to 9,000 jobs as an opportunity for dates and the region.


27/10/2021 After the joint meeting of three IHK regional committees, the focus is also on the newPark.
20/10/2021 "newPark enters the decisive phase": The Recklinghäuser Zeitung reported on the project.
14/10/2021 The development of the newPark enters the next phase: planning law for the commercial and industrial site is initiated.
09/06/2021 Dr Jochen Grütters comments positively on the region's land potential in the Recklinghäuser Zeitung - and emphasises the newPark.
New mobility in the newPark.
21/04/2021 Mobility concept for the newPark presented at the second meeting of the urban development, construction and planning committee of the Datteln Council.
Growing industry: GreenTech should play an important role in the newPark.
10/02/2021 The newPark is to be a showcase for the future-oriented GreenTech industry – with a forward-looking infrastructure.
20/11/2020 IHK resolution confirms the important role of the newPark for the region and calls for the fastest possible realisation of the industrial site.

Together for the region

Behind the newPark is a regional, cross-city cooperation that is unique in Germany. 23 municipalities and two districts are involved in the planning, financing and realization of the industrial area. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) North Westphalia, NRW.URBAN GmbH, WiN Emscher-Lippe GmbH and the business development agency for the district of Unna mbH are also involved. The newPark can also rely on broad political support: the district council of the district of Recklinghausen and 23 city councilors are the majority behind the project. Numerous other associations from the DGB to the district handicraft associations support the development of this state-wide important industrial project.

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