History

Infraserv Höchst: Just our name reveals the depth of our connection to Höchst – and the successful industrial history of this suburb of Frankfurt. What started out in 1863 as a small tar dye factory in Höchst, then still part of the Duchy of Nassau, quickly grew into one of Germany's largest chemical companies. Today, we provide an attractive site for over 90 companies in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries – from multinational corporations to innovative service providers. Located at the gates of Frankfurt, Industriepark Höchst provides ideal access to international financial and goods flows via roads, the railroad, the Main River, and the nearby airport. And with its impressive value chain, Industriepark Höchst is a major driver of the local economy and one of the region's largest employers.

2020

  • Infraserv Höchst acquires KFT Chemieservice GmbH, which provides consulting and other services to help customers comply with chemical regulations.
  • Infraserv Höchst and two of its subsidiaries, Provadis and Infraserv Logistics, join forces to produce hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic. More than half is distributed free of charge to hospitals in the region.
  • Infraserv Höchst builds a hydrogen fueling station at Industriepark Höchst that can supply hydrogen to the hydrail trains operated by RMV, the regional public transit operator, starting in 2022.

2019

  • Infraserv promotes sustainable solutions in industry: It is building a new gas turbine plant at Industriepark Höchst and plans to phase out coal use at the park when the new plant is commissioned (currently scheduled for 2022). Provadis, an Infraserv subsidiary, supports climate protection as part of the Pioneers into Practice program and also developed the sustainability project “Innovation Space for Bioeconomics in a Conurbation – BioBall”.
  • Infraserv Höchst Prozesstechnik opens a competence center for process analyzers: This new institution allows the Infraserv subsidiary to provide even better consulting and services for process analyzers.

Infraserv Höchst Prozesstechnik

2018

  • Infraserv Höchst Prozesstechnik, a new Infraserv Höchst subsidiary, opens for business and starts supporting customers with technical services.
  • 15,000 visitors experience the park in action on Open House Day.

H₂ transportation

2017

  • Green transportation with hydrogen: The Rhine-Main Region’s first fuel cell buses start running at Industriepark Höchst. Hydrogen, a green alternative to diesel and gasoline, is produced in huge quantities as a byproduct of chemical production at the park.

2014

  • 15,000 visitors at Industriepark Höchst's open house day: The park's tenants put together a varied, information-packed program on chemicals and pharmaceuticals that offered something for everyone: from factory and park tours to information booths and interactive programs. An open-air fair featured a host of attractions on a show stage, along with countless games and activities for the kids.

2013

  • 150 years of history and the future: Industriepark Höchst celebrates its anniversary: Industriepark Höchst has reached another milestone. On January 31, 1863, exactly 150 years ago, “Theerfarbenfabrik Meister, Lucius & Co.”, the predecessor of Farbwerke Hoechst and Hoechst AG, was established. 2013 is dedicated to “People. Site. Value” in the spirit of this special landmark.

2012

  • Infraserv Höchst starts operating Creative Campus Monheim.

2011

  • Ticona commissions its new plant for the production of polyoxymethylene (POM). It is the world's largest production facility for the high-performance plastic sold under the Hostaform® brand name.
  • 400 engineers and 1,200 construction workers spend three years building the facility. The industrial park's "once-in-a-century project" is brought to a successful close.
  • Infraserv Höchst begins using zero-emissions hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles.
  • Utility company Mainova and Infraserv Höchst build a state-of-the-art biomethane upgrading plant. Mainova supplies the biomethane produced at Industriepark Höchst to residential customers as well.
  • The commissioning of the new gas turbine plant makes the site largely energy-independent.

2010

  • Infraserv Höchst invests EUR 70 million in a new energy production facility. It consists of two gas turbines, each generating 45 megawatts of electricity.

2009

  • SOL, an industrial gas company, invests EUR 20 million to construct a production plant for liquefying technical gases.
  • A new pipeline bridge built by Infraserv Höchst supplies steam and various raw materials to production facilities in the southern section of the park.
  • A new, colorfully designed acoustical barrier is built along the western perimeter of Industriepark Höchst.

2008

  • Infraserv Höchst starts the construction of a waste-to-energy plant.
  • Around EUR 44 million goes into the construction of a state-of-the-art logistics center. With 70,000 pallet positions, it is Hesse's largest storage facility for chemical products.

2007

  • Industriepark Höchst wins the contract for the relocation of Ticona's plastics production plant. Celanese, Ticona's parent company, had looked into over 50 eligible locations in order to make way for the Frankfurt Airport expansion.
  • Planning gets underway for a waste-to-energy plant. With a project budget of around EUR 300 million, it is designed to help make Industriepark Höchst energy-independent.

2006

  • A hydrogen filling station opens at Industriepark Höchst as part of the EU's Zero Regio project.
  • A co-digester is constructed to produce biogas from sewage sludge and organic waste.
  • The park is recognized as a "Selected landmark" in "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas", a German nationwide competition.

2005

  • A new technologically advanced biocenter for drugs bridges the gap between innovative research and efficient production – a crucial building block in ensuring the park's future success.

2004

  • The trimodal port on the southern bank of the Main River is completed for EUR 13 million.
  • It connects the road, rail and inland waterway modes of transportation – hence the name "trimodal".
  • The completion of the trimodal port significantly reduces heavy goods traffic.
  • The new Provadis School of International Management and Technology is a private college granting internationally accredited Bachelor's degrees.
  • An office and functional building is constructed on the eastern periphery of Industriepark Höchst. Owing to its unusual shape, it is dubbed the "Ship on Stilts"

2003

  • Aventis, now called Sanofi, invests a nine figure sum in the construction of a new insulin plant.

2001

  • Industriepark Höchst grows further, fuelled by the record EUR 450 million invested by tenant companies.
  • Infraserv Höchst builds a new multi-purpose laboratory building and a nine-story office building in the southern section of the park.

2000

  • Infraserv Höchst builds a new multi-purpose laboratory building and a nine-story office building in the southern section of the park.

1998

  • The factory site is turned into a modern industrial park with excellent infrastructure and plenty of space for new users.

1997

  • The former factory site is opened up to non-Hoechst companies. Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG is formed from the former parent plant's site services division.