IMCD Germany enters Hamburg's HafenCity

A new office location and strategic hub to complement the German headquarters

IMCD Germany opens a new office in the heart of HafenCity, Hamburg. A key location and strategic hub to complement the German headquarters in Cologne, and leverage synergies to provide solutions to its customers and suppliers.

The new IMCD office

Its excellent location directly on the waterfront, the Watermark Business Centre offers the ideal conditions for creating an attractive working environment that is geared to the needs of our employees. 

At IMCD, a modern office concept is not only defined by the building itself, but primarily by the people who work there. The new office in Hamburg is a space that promotes the unique IMCD culture and facilitates co-creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship

On 750m², the interiors provide an exceptionally dynamic and future-oriented working environment for 50 employees. The hybrid concept with its open floor plan, a choice of individual offices and modern lounges and meeting rooms, focuses on communication, creativity, and collaboration.

With a mobile desk policy this office allows employees to work on sight or make use of mobile working benefits. In the office, most work zones can be freely chosen, offering the opportunity to work according to personal preferences. By providing the ideal environment, our employees are encouraged and empowered to develop their skills freely and perform to the best of their ability.

Spatial separations and home office situations during the Corona pandemic showed clearly that there was a lack of proximity and close personal exchange for creative processes. "We have created a place in Hamburg where our corporate culture comes alive", says Lars Wallstein, Managing Director IMCD Germany. 

Lars Wallstein
Managing Director at IMCD Germany

"At IMCD, we take pride in being a true partner to our suppliers and customers. Our stated goal is to use our local presence and expertise to co-create and better advise our partners in their innovations."

Watermark Tower

A sustainable building development
Located on the 13th floor of the highest building in Hamburg's HafenCity, the new office offers a stunning view of the harbour and the city of Hamburg. The 70-metre-high Watermark Tower is part of the "Intelligent Quarter" development project in Elbtorquartier. The 18-storey office building, not only scores with its view and location, but also with its imposing façade of snow-white ceramic.

The innovative building shell made of a sustainable building material provides better thermal insulation and a good heat transfer coefficient. The solar control glazing also reduces solar radiation and thus prevents the office rooms from heating up too much.

In terms of sustainability, the office building meets the high building standards of HafenCity and reflects the vision of IMCD.

In the urban district of the future, the focus is on ecological sustainability: new construction projects not only compensate for existing buildings, but also take into account new technical possibilities in heat supply, energy consumption in general, CO² consumption in the construction, operation and deconstruction of buildings. 

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City within a city:

HafenCity as a location advantage

In 2001, the foundation was laid for the construction of the largest inner-city development project in Europe: Hamburg's HafenCity. Today, a vibrant district with many creative quarters and exciting architecture has emerged on the former 157-hectare harbour and industrial site.

The "city within the city" combines different areas of life such as workplace and residential use, retails, education, culture, leisure, and tourism. In addition to its central location, HafenCity's intelligent mobility concept (including very good public transport connections, car-sharing systems and bicycle lanes) is also an important aspect of the city's development.

For IMCD, as a leading global provider of formulations, sales and distribution of speciality chemicals and ingredients, it is not only our services and our appreciative corporate culture that play an important role. The company's location is also crucial for attracting new talents, and HafenCity offers ideal conditions that contribute to that purpose.

Hamburg, as a metropolitan region, forms the second strategic location of IMCD Germany, and joins the offices in Cologne and Freiburg, and four application laboratories, where 260 employees carry out their daily tasks. 

The new office in Hamburg is a space that promotes the unique IMCD culture and facilitates co-creation, innovation and entrepreneurship to encourage and empower employees to develop their skills freely and perform to the best of their ability.