10 years of MoWiN.net
11 years ago, MoWiN.net, the network for the North Hessian mobility economy, was founded under the roof of Regionalmanagement Nordhessen GmbH with the goal of further developing the mobility economy in North Hesse and to thereby create and secure jobs and regional added value. The network now encompasses 135 members (from the automotive, logistics, rail technology, mobility management, public transport systems, electromobility and other fields) with a total of more than 48,000 jobs and about 9 bil. Euros in revenue per year, as well as the accomplishment of numerous regional milestones.
"MoWin.net bundles the interests of members and supplies impulses and tangible projects for our work in regional management. The results have significantly contributed to the positive development of the North Hesse region in recent years and are exemplary across Germany," explains regional manager Holger Schach.
Members understand the value, as well: according to a MoWiN.net survey, 4 out of 5 new business partners come from the network. In addition to the uniting of companies and institutions, more than 90 projects have been defined and implemented.
For example, together with regional partners, MoWiN.net initiated the METAKUS application center, a research and innovation center for metal forming which today is located at the University of Kassel, and also collaborated with companies in providing the impulse for the Supply Chain Management course of studies at the North Hesse Vocational Academy (today: FH Mittelhessen). As part of organized collaboration forums, a total of more than 500 business contacts were enabled, noticeably increasing the regional added value. Project development has enabled the acquisition of financial means of more than 10 mil. Euros for North Hesse, which in turn has triggered further investments in the region.
There has also been enormous movement in the North Hessian logistics industry: since the network was founded, more than 80 investment projects with a total volume of more than 2.5 bil. Euros have been implemented, more than 7,000 jobs were created – including at Hermes, DHL, VW Original Parts Center, SMA Logistics Center and Amazon.
On 3/6/2014, the 10-year success record of the MoWiN.net network was celebrated at the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary in Kassel with 220 invited guests from business and politics, including the chief economist of Daimler AG, Jürgen W. Müller, who provided an outlook of the development of the global and automotive economy. The forecasts for the German labor market are very impressive, according to Müller. "Corporate networks such as MoWiN.net contribute to this overall economic development and will also be decisive for the positive development of the location of Germany in the future."
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our partners, the Kassel Mercedes-Benz subsidiary and the Kassel Daimler plant, for their support, as well as all speakers who did their part to contribute to a successful event.