Industrial Area with a long History

The business park in the south of Hilden has a long history. On the historic industrial site once the well-known "Boy"-collapsible umbrella was produced. Elements of the ancient architecture are preserved. This creates a work atmosphere that pleasantly distinguishes itself from other, often acting sterile industrial parks.

History of W. Bauermann & Söhne GbR


1904      Founding; establishment of an umbrella parts factory

1952      Division into manufacturing company and real estate company; operation as umbrella parts, pipe and bicycle parts factory until the end of the 1970s

1980      Lease of the real estate (until 1990)

1990      Redesign of the former industrial company into a business park: expansion to 42,000 square meters of area and development of more than 23,000 square meters of office and business area

1997      Founding of the “Kunstraum Gewerbepark-Süd“  (art room of the Business Park South)

1999      Erection of the Hildener Gründungszentrum (“HGZ“ / Business Incubator Hilden) in the frame of a ”public-private-partnership“ with the city of Hilden (has been extended until 2023)

2013      Construction of an elevator and a glass-walled staircase tower with access to the Kunstraum (art room)


The company continues to be family-owned.

Managing partners: Karlernst Braun and Hans-Jürgen Braun.


Fifty companies with about 200 employees have already settled in the Gewerbepark-Süd (Business Park South).