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Production site Hamburg

Hamburg – a site with a long tradition of fuel expertise

Hamburg is a Haltermann Carless site rich in tradition with particular expertise for our global customers in the automotive industry. At this site we produce Reference Fuels, Test Fuels and Certification Fuels, which are used in the research and development of engines as well as for comparable industrial applications, e.g. in the construction of power tools.

With our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, we ensure our high quality standards and are strong partners to industry in the development of complex solutions for modern Fuels, high-purity Hydrocarbons, Pentanes and Middle Distillates.

Facts at a glance:

  • Site foundation: 1898
  • Production: Storage and blending facilities for liquid mineral oil products, 2 semi-automatic filling lines for industrial packaging, 6 filling stations for road tankers and rail tank cars, 1 jetty for seagoing and inland vessels, steam generation plant-operated with low-sulfur fuel oil, 10 kV transformers and 400 V switchgear to supply electrical power, 110 tanks (dedicated), 140 feed pumps, 130,000 m² industrial area with access to the Port of Hamburg 
  • Production capacity: Production of up to 600 batches p.a. with up to 40,000 t/a by blending
  • Storage capacity: Control storage for 50,000 m3 of liquid mineral oil products (tank volumes from 10 m3 to 2,500 m3) 
  • Logistics:Seaport Hamburg shipping pier, rail connection to the Hamburg port railway and DB Cargo, modern road connections to the port terminals and motorways for bulk and general cargo transport
  • Packing units: Sea and inland waterway vessels, tank wagons, tank trucks, iso-containers, IBC containers, 200-liter drums, cans
  • Laboratory: Sophisticatedly equipped laboratory facility to meet the diverse measurement and testing requirements of the automotive industry for mineral oil products
  • Certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 50001 (Energy), ISO/IEC 17025 (Laboratory)
  • Operation: 10/5 single shift system
  • Workforce: around 100 employees, plus numerous external service providers
  • Portfolio: Test and Reference Fuels, high-purity Hydrocarbons, Solvents, Pentanes, Middle Distillates, synthetic components for Test Fuels, polar raw materials from renewable sources


Schlengendeich 17
21107 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 333180

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Phone: +49 40 333180


At our location in Hamburg, we provide our customers with a range of modern, high-quality and certified products and thus support them on their path to climate neutrality.



Sustainable mobility with Test and Reference Fuels 

Sustainable mobility goes far beyond the more efficient use of means of transport. It includes important climate protection criteria. Thus, sustainable mobility means a reduction of emissions, but also a lower consumption of resources. The development and testing of modern engines requires standardised Test and Reference fuels. They help to comply with emission limits in the further development of materials and lubricants in the automotive industry, but also in the construction of power tools for gardening and forestry.


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Sustainable mobility with feedstock from renewable sources

Our contribution to sustainable mobility is clear: Our goal is to enable a 95 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) with our Performance Fuels. Our synthetic components for Test Fuels and our polar feedstock from renewable sources make the difference and support our customers in achieving their sustainable climate goals.


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We also supply our customers from the Hamburg site with

  • High-purity Hydrocarbons
  • Performance Solvents
  • Pentanes
  • Middle Distillates






Expertise for the automotive industry

Our expertise for the automotive industry is also evident in our equipment, such as our high-precision mixing stations with a production capacity of 600 to 650 blends per year.

In addition, there is the filling and packaging of approx. 35,000 industrial barrels per year.


EcoVadis Rating

Our numerous projects for responsible action and greater sustainability has been awarded Gold status.

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Our laboratories, directly on site, offer our business partners multiple services. Because in addition to quality testing, we research and develop - sustainable products, new developments or customised formulations.


Laboratory for quality assurance

For our customers in the automotive and engine industry, certified products are the be-all and end-all. Quality testing therefore requires 

  • extensive testing and analysis facilities
  • modern laboratory equipment
  • individual quality parameters and
  • highly qualified employees




With this comprehensive on-site service, we have obtained the important accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Set up in this way, we can carry out particularly fast and comprehensive quality testing and provide our customers with consistently high quality standards and the quality certificates that are crucial for the automotive industry. 

We offer: 

  • Density measurement, 
  • Flash and aniline point, 
  • Cold flow behavior (e.g. pour point, CFPP), 
  • Distillation profiles,
  • Vapor pressure, 
  • Tests for oxygenated molecules such as ketones.
  • Individual quality parameters possible. 



Laboratory for Research & Development

In addition to quality assurance, our laboratories conduct research and development programms on future products or customised formulations together with customers.

As a member of the CEC Reference Fuel Development Committee, we understand the needs, trends and regulations of the engine industry.





Excursus: What does the CEC do?

CEC stands for Comité Européen de Coordination (European Committee for Coordination) and for the development of performance tests in the areas of fuels, lubricants and other transportation-related fluids.

CEC members are company representatives from lubricants, fuels, additives, automotive manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, independent laboratories and automotive fluid manufacturers. And in cooperation with:

  • ACEA: European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
  • ATIEL: Technical Association of the European Lubricant Industry
  • ATC: Technical Association of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers
  • CONCAWE: European body for the conservation of air and water

The Hamburg site operates to the highest standards and is of course certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy).

Our laboratories hold ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, which is extremely important to the automotive industry.

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain Haltermann Carless Hamburg

The Hamburg site has a direct connection to the Port of Hamburg - the gateway to the world. We are in the position to offer our customers the broad range of supply chain infrastructure:

  • Strategic location with direct connection to the Port of Hamburg
  • Own water jetty with a draught of approx. 9 m, suitable for barges and seagoing vessels up to 20,000 t for highly flammable resp. 30,000 t for flammable substances
  • 6 loading areas for road and rail
  • Calibrated track scales
  • Calibrated platform scale for road tankers


Our packaging units are as diverse and individual as our transport options. We supply our customers by sea and inland waterways, tank wagons and tank trucks.  We also offer our products in iso-containers, IBC-containers, 200-liter drums or cans.





We can offer you tailor-made transport and packaging solutions while working closely with our logistics partners for a fast, safe and reliable delivery.



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Did you know….that our site in Hamburg is the cradle of one of our founding fathers?

1898: Johann Haltermann founded a company in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany, that refined raw tar from the Hamburg gas works. 

1920s: Haltermann developed a benzene-based fuel for gasoline engines, which was marketed under the brand name "Ergin".

1950s: Production of mothballs made from naphthalene.

1960s: High-purity, certified reference fuels (n-heptane + i-octane) were produced with a new distillation unit. 

1970: A distillation pilot plant was commissioned to allow pilot testing of custom distillation processes.

1990s: The plant was eventually converted into a blending and storage facility for the production and supply of specialty hydrocarbon liquids, petrochemical solvents, and test and reference fuels.

Learn more about our history rich in tradition!

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