Citizen information

Exchange of information with local citizens about the unique and sustainable construction project Green Innovation Park with lighthouse character of people for people

OCTOBER 25, 2021

“We are building on the future” was the overarching theme at the first citizen-oriented exchange on site at the 10-hectare site in Helmut-Sülzle-Strasse. “Green Innovation Park” is the name of the innovative center that is now being built on the A81 at the initiative of the family-owned company SÜLZLE after years of preparatory work. This provides for innovations and a better future with a holistic sustainability claim. Heinrich and Andreas Sülzle, the builders of the “Green Innovation Park powered by SÜLZLE”, as well as the mayor Stefan Hammer from Vöhringen and his Sulzer colleague Gerd Hieber were on site and held stimulating discussions with the local population. The citizens* had the opportunity to learn first-hand what and who is behind the project on the former brickworks site of the Sülzle family. “Personal exchange with citizens from the region is very important to us,” said Heinrich Sülzle, Managing Partner of the SÜLZLE Group. “We want to create a coexistence of work and life in the region in order to develop innovations and technologies that secure a sustainable future for us all.” With the holistic realization of the Green Innovation Park in the areas of energy, construction, ecology and digitalization, SÜLZLE and its partners are setting an ambitious example for climate protection. The region will also benefit from the new innovation campus; in the first construction phase alone, up to 600 new jobs are to be created by attracting companies and start-ups. So far, the family-owned company SÜLZLE has already invested an amount in the double-digit millions. “This is a heartfelt project from the region for the region and we are pleased that so many interested parties have accepted our invitation,” adds Andreas Sülzle, Managing Partner of the SÜLZLE Group. In implementing the project, SÜLZLE is working closely with strategic partners such as the consulting and planning company Drees & Sommer, which specializes in construction and real estate, the architects from kadawittfeldarchitektur, the energy company E.ON and its subsidiary Bayernwerk Natur, and the system solution provider for digital infrastructures PHOENIX CONTACT. Among other things, the partners have placed great emphasis from the outset on a holistic energy supply that uses the components geothermal energy, hydrogen and biogas to provide a CO2-neutral heating and cooling supply – regionally and sustainably. In addition, intelligent building automation networks the people and companies in the Green Innovation Park with each other. Instead of valuable green space, the Innovation Campus is also being built on an old industrial wasteland that has been elaborately made available again in compliance with ecological standards. “An extraordinary building project with national appeal is being created here, which sets important and necessary exclamation points in the current times,” Gerd Hieber, mayor of the city of Sulz am Neckar, is pleased to say. The building permit is to be applied for in the spring of 2022 and construction is to start in the same year. The first users should then move in as early as 2024. Stefan Hammer, mayor of Vöhringen, adds: “This lighthouse project is a stroke of luck for the region and I know of no comparable project. Here, with the equally innovative approach of InParkA81, what belongs together comes together.”

The industrial park of the future is also open to other interested and suitable companies. With over 140 years of experience and tradition, SÜLZLE combines steel, energy and environment into one group of companies. The sustainable and holistic development of the site in Sulz/Vöhringen in conjunction with the transformation of the SÜLZLE Group into the digitalized future are the focus here. In addition to a presentation of the project and personal exchange, the soccer players of TSG Balingen, which the SÜLZLE Group supports as a main sponsor from youth to regional league, provided the physical well-being.