The ICO: innovative – versatile – flexible

Looking for a site to expand and develop your business operations?

The Industrie Center Obernburg offers ideal conditions for your enterprise...

Ideal conditions for your enterprise

  • more than 60 buildings of all sizes and types located on a 175-hectare estate (432 acres)
  • with more than 30 major international corporations and institutions, this is one of the outstanding industrial sites in the Bayerischer Untermain region
  • interesting mix of trades and industries e.g. automotive suppliers, chemistry, medico-engineering, plastics engineering, metal technology, industrial services
  • the advantages of reliable and pro-business regional politics in combination with the internationality of the Frankfurt - Rhein-Main area
  • positive attitude towards industry and trade displayed by residents, communes and public authorities
  • high degree of satisfaction throughout the region: the Bayerischer Untermain region for years in terms of resident satisfaction has been top-ranker in the world's most extensive online survey 'Perspektive Deutschland'
The Industrie Center Obernburg is an established venue ...

An established business estate with almost 3,000 employees

The Industrie Center Obernburg is an established industry estate looking back to a 90-year history. Located in the Bavarian part of the Frankfurt-Rhein-Main economic zone with perfect traffic connections (road, rail, water), the ICO with a size of 176 hectares is home to more than 30 businesses and institutions in a variety of branches providing almost 3,000 jobs.

The Industrie Center Obernburg features an efficient infrastructure developed over many decades ...

Proven & efficient infrastructure

The Industrie Center Obernburg has a proven and efficient infrastructure developed over many decades and providing perfect conditions for businesses of all sizes and industries. The operation of complex production facilities with particular supply and disposal needs or requiring extensive interaction with supervisory agencies is just as much possible here as is research and development.

Mainsite makes the following services available to businesses established here:

  • generation and distribution of utilities of all kinds
  • property and facility management
  • site security
  • logistics
  • disposal management

Already more than 30 companies of various sizes and branches, e.g. chemical fibers, plastics, paints, drainage systems and geotextiles, polymers and additives as well as medical engineering, are using the Industrie Center Obernburg as an ideal platform for their business success. As a versatile and experienced industry service provider the site-operating company Mainsite with its subsidiary Mainsite Technologies offers a comprehensive range of services that provides the on-site companies direct provision of all services necessary for their business.

The Industrie Center Obernburg is an economic powerhouse with trimodal traffic connections...

Industry site with perfect traffic connections

Located in the Bavarian part of the Frankfurt-Rhein-Main international economic zone, the Industrie Center Obernburg is an economic powerhouse for the entire region enjoying the benefits of reliable pro-business regional politics in combination with the internationality of Europe's No. 1 traffic turnstile and banking center Frankfurt and the economic punch of the Rhein-Main area.
Owing to its proximity to the international airport in Frankfurt, the business estate is easy to be reached from all corners of the world.
The estate has its own railway station with marshalling yard, a shipping pier on the Main river, and the B469 feeder road to the nearby motorway, all providing for direct access to all markets.

The Industrie Center Obernburg is home of successful businesses...

Home of successful businesses

AB Dienstleistung GmbH
Contract cleaners

Akku Service Untermain GmbH
Services für accumulators and batteries

Atlantichem GmbH
Process engineering for fine chemistry

Information technology

Ballmann GmbH
Metalwork, tinsmithery & roofing

Recycling and processing of fiber residues

Company health insurance fund Akzo Nobel

Bonar GmbH
Production / marketing of earthwork components & drainage systems

ConCert Servicezentrum Bayerischer Untermain GmbH
Calibration services

Cordenka GmbH
Production and marketing of technical viscose fibers for reinforcement of high-speed tires and other technical applications

Banking transactions & financial consulting

Didier Säurebau
Technical services & components

DuaLogis GmbH

Enka GmbH & Co.KG
Textile Viscose yarns for fashionable women's wear, exclusive clothes and high-quality lining material

Laboratory and clinical studies in the field of extracorporeal systems

Fair Treat
Personnel service

Gramann GmbH
International personnel consulting

Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH
Worldwide leader in the field of environmentally friendly hydro filler for the automotive industry, hydro-basecoats and clearcoats

InSite Bavaria
Bavarian Competence Centre for international site development

ISC-Schrode industrial solution + consulting GmbH
Tube components for measuring technology; temperature measuring technology; measuring, test and calibration systems

Kraftwerk Obernburg GmbH
power generation

Mainproject 2018
Project of the university of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg for know-how transfer and for installation and intensifying networks between the University of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg and regional businesses; sponsored by the European Social Fund

Mainsite GmbH & Co.KG
Operating company of the Industrie Center Obernburg and prodiver of industrial services

Mainsite Technolgies GmbH
mechanical and plant engineering for water treatment plants, fibers spinning systems and membranes, biogas treatment plants, repair and maintenance

Maxitex GmbH
innovative needlemats for different applications

3M Deutschland GmbH
Microporous granulate material and additive concentrates for the plastics industry

Membrane Adsorption Technologies GmbH (MAT)
Production of medical hi-tech modules for blood cleansing

Partner Personaldienste Süd-West GmbH
personnel services

PHP Fibers GmbH
Technical polyamide yarns for airbags; as reinforcement for car tires; for hoses, for fishing nets, etc.; technical polyester yarns for applications such as safety belts, mesh ribbons, conveyor belts, sails and ropes, construction textiles and billboards

SPES-Produktions GmbH
Manufacture of chemical semi-finished products for production of technical membranes

personnel services

TLS Technik GmbH & Co.
Manufacturer of gas-atomized metal powders

Toyobo Europe GmbH
Manufacture of tridimensional fiber braids

Westarp GmbH
Recycling & disposal

ZEWIS Zentrum für wissenschaftliche Services und Transfer
Research center of the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg

The Industrie Center Obernburg: a modern industrial estate with a long history...

Modern industial estate with a long history


Today's Industrie Center Obernburg was founded in 1924 by Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken AG as production plant for textile viscose. Within a short period of time, the site grew into one of this corporate group's most important plants. Production of the technical viscose fiber Cordenka® was launched in 1938; this material was and still is one of the vital reinforcement materials for high-speed tires.

Since the 1950s, the site had been intensively expanding capacities and installing new production lines for synthetic yarns such as polyamides and polyester as base material for safety belts, airbags, awnings, sails, ropes and nets, earthwork and drainage systems as well as other chemical and medical products and by the turn of the millennium had grown into the largest group plant. It is today still Europe's most diversified and most important chemical fiber production site.

The significance of the Obernburg site for the entire group is underlined by the corporation's own research institute installed here after 1945 and today staffed with approximately 300 scientists and researchers as well as the main consulting engineers office. After the name of the parent group had been changed several times from Glanzstoff, ENKA to Akzo, Akzo Nobel and Acordis, the production plants gained independence in 2002 and the site was gradually converted into the Industrie Center Obernburg as we know it today.

This conversion was concurrent with dissolving established plant structures in 2002. All technical, analytical and administrative functions as well as infrastructural installations at the site such as power generation and distribution, fire brigade and site security were pooled in the operating company Mainsite GmbH Co.KG, aka Mainsite.

As owner of the 176-hectare terrain, Mainsite is engaged in consistent and future-oriented development of the site and provides customized industry services to businesses based here as well as customers outside the ICO. The subsidiary Mainsite Technologies GmbH with a consulting engineers office and a variety of workshops with a total headcount of approximately 200 persons is in charge of Mainsite's technical activities.