MY POWER CONNECTION
MY POWER CONNECTION: The MENNEKES brand stands for high-quality, reliable, safe and innovative solutions for the sectors of industrial plugs and sockets and electric mobility as well as for the automotive sector. Fair and long-term contractual partnerships, built on integrity and on an equal footing along with personalised services are essential business practice for MENNEKES.
We are builders and shapers. We want to improve things and we are always looking for new solutions. We are one of the leading global manufacturers in the business sectors we are involved in. Since 2014, and pursuant to EU legislation, the “Type 2” charging plug from MENNEKES has been the standard connector used for charging electric vehicles in Europe. MENNEKES stands for modern connectors, receptacles, receptacle combinations, and intelligent e-mobility charging solutions, complete with billing services. Safe connections and the infrastructure required for future mobility are made and shaped at MENNEKES. Durable solutions are designed and produced for various industrial sectors, communities and public institutions, different trades, the automotive industry and its suppliers, as well as for private households.
At MENNEKES, being rooted in the region and transnationality work hand in glove: we are an independent medium-sized company that has been family-owned for well over 80 years. Managed by the third family generation, MENNEKES is committed to its home in the Sauerland region and Germany as its business location. Kirchundem/Sauerland has been MENNEKES headquarters ever since the business was founded in 1935. A second location in Sehmatal-Neudorf/Erzgebirge in Saxony was opened in 1991. Our in-house tool making, MIDENA Elektrowerkzeugbau GmbH, has been operating in Lennestadt in the Sauerland region since 2000. MENNEKES’ products meet the “Made in Germany” quality standard. Our solutions are sold in more than 90 countries and our network of subsidiaries, sales offices and representations spans from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to North and South America.
We are proud of our diverse workforce of 1.600 highly qualified employees – they are our most treasured asset. We are providing secure workplaces, offer flexible schedules for work-life balance and many benefits. The work environment at MENNEKES is characterized by respect, trust, open-mindedness, transparency and by fostering a feedback culture. By offering target-oriented measures, we aim to provide our employees with continuous technical and personal skills training programs.
MENNEKES has been running successful apprenticeship programs for decades, and it has been the entry point into the working world for several generations of young adults – and some former apprentices hold executive positions at MENNEKES today.
In-house product development and design ensure that our products meet our requirements for quality. Product development, toolmaking, plastic mold manufacture, contact part production, series production and custom assembly as well as a large logistics center on a square area of 5500 meters are all part of our corporate group. We rely on cutting-edge machinery, operated by skilled workers, using top-notch raw materials.
Protecting the environment and preserving natural resources are fundamental goals of MENNEKES. Our entire company is geared towards sustainability; we are practicing sustainable methods and our energy and environmental management systems are certified accordingly. A central energy system is used to connect the company’s buildings. Cold and heat accumulators ensure that the ambient temperatures at night and the waste heat from machinery and systems are recovered to be used for heating or cooling office facilities and floors.
With solutions from MENNEKES, durable products are at hand whose high quality is ensured by all products being thoroughly put through their paces in our testing lab – using high-tech measurement and testing methods in accordance with applicable standards. The laboratory is accredited by the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE).