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We are port F, the port for start-ups, co-innovators and all others who aim to make the plastics industry circular and fit for the future.

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call for startups & co-innovators

do you have an idea to make the plastic industry fit for the future and to transform our economy into a circular economy?

then get in touch with us now.

This year, our focus is on the topic of Circular Futures. We are looking for sustainable materials, recycling technologies, and digital technologies and business models that connect players along the value chain to make material flows and product information transparent. By supporting solutions that help to close the loop plastic waste can be eliminated in the future.

In addition to the material specific focus, port F opens the gates for ideas that have synergy potential with the current business areas of the group. The Feddersen Group has been internationally successful in many areas along the value chain for decades. These include mechanical & plant engineering, product & component development as well as plastics production and distribution. The challenges of the industry are known to be complex and include, for example, the availability of resources but also the use of new technologies for digital transformation.

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We are looking for you

Are you working on solutions to avoid or at least significantly reduce negative impacts of materials along the entire value chain – from production to processing and even beyond the utilization? Are the solutions developed for a recyclable and fossil-free future of the polymers industry? Do you believe that your ideas have the potential to create a sustainable, transformative impact and you think that now is the time to make your vision a reality? Then let's talk about how we can achieve our goals together.

We offer you

As part of the Feddersen Group, we have access to extensive expertise and a global network offering versatile options for strategic partnerships and market access as well as financing opportunities. We offer you in long-term collaboration to develop your ideas with the support of a purpose-driven team and several experts of the industry. Whether ideation, market launch or global scaling – we can provide extensive support within all project phases.

We want to achieve
together with you

Together with you we want to make a noticeable contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We are driven by the vision of a sustainable polymer industry. Together we will find out how this industry will look like in detail: Recyclates or bio-plastics? Better waste recycling, functioning closed-loop systems, reduction of the use of fossil raw materials through artificial intelligence? port F builds bridges between the tried and tested and the new. We see it as our responsibility to create a sustainable impact together with you.

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We want to make a difference. In the Feddersen Group. In the polymer industry. In our society. What sets us apart: Our experience. Our expertise. Our mindsets. We know that we can only achieve great things if we meet on equal terms. All together. In dialogue with you. Towards everyone.

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at the feddersen group, professional expertise meets global networks

feddersen group

With the internationally operating Feddersen Group, port F has a strong foundation. The group's core competencies lie in the development, production, and distribution of technical polymers, in mechanical engineering and development as well as in trading in machinery for polymer processing. Engineering services, wholesale, foreign trade in stainless steel and other raw materials and technical products are further important pillars of the group.

Today, the Feddersen Group still sees itself in the tradition of its founder as a family business, for which humanity in dealing with employees, customers and partners is important, which pursues long-term goals and attaches great importance to independence and robustness. At the same time, it is facing up to the many current and future challenges and, with port F, has founded a unit that can act completely independently of the core business.

Facility of the Foundation with view from the garden of the foundation
the senior housing complex of the k.d. feddersen foundation in hamburg lokstedt

feddersen foundation

The K.D. Feddersen Foundation was established by company founder Karl Detlef Feddersen out of a desire to give something back to society. The Foundation has been operating a retirement home in Hamburg since 1984. The work of the non-profit K.D. Feddersen Foundation is significantly supported by the dividends distributed by K.D. Feddersen Holding GmbH. In recent years, the residential complex has been expanded and comprehensively modernised in several construction phases.


working together for the greater good

To generate the greatest possible impact, we are building a network that extends far beyond the industry’s value cycle. Whether market partners, start-ups, co-innovators, investors, educational and research institutions, and NGOs – we deliberately open up innovation processes in order to create an effective and equally robust ecosystem in the long term. Only by pooling our competencies and sharing our resources can we make a big difference. Are you interested in joining our ecosystem? Tie up!


  • There are no calls for tenders right now or the calls for tenders above don't really suit you?

    But you have the feeling that port F fits you and you fit us? Great. Then send us your speculative application to or write to us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

    We are looking forward to meet you!