newPark: New industry for the 21st century

With a total area of 290 hectares, the newPark is the largest project for connecting new industry, digital services, environmental and climate protection in NRW. In the north of the Ruhr Metropolis , a new industrial growth core with an environmental role model function is to be created: The aim is to establish the newPark as a model location for green innovations, energy efficiency and resource conservation (Green Tech) as well as digitally networked production (Industry 4.0). The newPark is being developed as a low-emission location that is compatible with the adjacent nature and landscape conservation area and is intended to be groundbreaking for the development of a climate-neutral industry.

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

  • Space for new industry and commerce: With 156 hectares of marketable space, the newPark is the largest industrial and commercial site in the Ruhr region and Westphalia and one of four sites of state significance for major projects in NRW.
  • Focus on industries of the future:
    The newPark concept is aimed at particularly high-growth sectors from the environmental economy (GreenTech) and networked digitalised production (Industry 4.0)
  • Flexible space concept:
    The tripartite structure of the space sizes offers the greatest possible flexibility of the space 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 design quality and an attractive open space design that is seamlessly embedded in the surrounding park landscape.
  • Innovative industrial services: The newPark concept envisages the provision of classic and digital industrial services by central service providers – from contract manufacturing 4.0 and additive manufacturing in the 3D printing centre to the data centre in the newPark Cloud.
  • Smart energy concept:
    The newPark Energy Grid ensures an efficient and low-emission supply through the intelligent use, generation and distribution of energy, which can be expanded to include the centralised supply of hydrogen as the green energy source of the future.
  • A place for innovation:
    The newPark Innovation Lab serves as a nucleus for innovations at the interface between technology and mature business models: Together with the central industrial services, newPark companies develop products that can be manufactured using the existing machine capacities in the newPark.

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

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Fruitful exchange with an expert audience

07/05/2024 The newPark presented itself at the polis Convention 2024 At…

High demand for large spaces

06/05/2024 newPark Managing Director reports on Hannover Messe 2024 Under…

The state’s passivity meets with incomprehension

13/03/2024 Report in the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung from 5 March 2024 With…

A place of longing for green industry: newPark

05/03/2024 Report in regiopolis (published for the PolisConvention 2023…

NRW coalition agreement gives newPark an unexpected tailwind

04/03/2024 Article from the Recklinghäuser Zeitung from Friday, 01 July…

In conversation with our Minister Mona Neubaur

04/03/2024 Dr Uta Willem, Head of the Economics Department of the Recklinghausen…

Investors are queuing up – but cities have to send them away

04/03/2024 "Investors are queuing up": there are significantly more interested parties for the planned newPark industrial estate than there is space available on the site.

Final spurt for the newPark development plan

04/03/2024 Report in the Dattelner Morgenpost from June 17, 2023 On Monday,…

City council votes by a large majority in favor of the newPark

04/03/2024 Report in the Dattelner Morgenpost from June 20, 2023 The decision…

The call for land is getting louder

04/03/2024 Reports in the Welt am Sonntag from December 3, 2023 and the…

Conference on the future of Germany as a business location

04/03/2024 Managing Director Andreas Täuber took part in conference by…

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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