The area around Altena and Iserlohn is the stronghold of the wire industry in Germany. Iron ore has been mined in the region for over 4000 years and processed into wire for over 1000 years. Even today, the majority of wire processing companies operating in Germany are located in this region.
On 28.08.2009, 17 companies founded the netzwerkdraht e.V.. Since autumn 2011, the further development and expansion of netzwerkdraht e.V. has been supported by the state competition RegioCluster.NRW. Within the framework of the support, we defined various fields of action in which various projects were initiated in the following three years to increase the competitiveness of our members.
Currently, the netzwerkdraht e.V. comprises over 90 members. Our goal is to draw attention to the globally unique concentration and competence of our members in the region and to increase their competitiveness by means of exchange and cooperation between the participating companies. This is to be achieved, among other things, by establishing an umbrella brand "Wire Excellence from South Westphalia". The range of products and services offered by the members of the network creates added value for all customers worldwide. The know-how already available today is supported by a new type of database on the subject of wire.
We would like to invite all companies in the wire processing industry, suppliers and service providers in this sector to get involved in our fields of action and also to become a member of netzwerkdraht e.V..
The netzwerkdraht e.V. exhibits since 2010 with a joint booth at the "wire" in Düsseldorf.
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. is active in the fields of technology and innovation, marketing and human resources with various activities.
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. offers comprehensive information on and about the wire world (news services).
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. supports various activities to recruit young talent and regularly attends training and study fairs in the South Westphalia region.
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. offers various further education courses and seminars.
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. offers a wide range of events.
- The netzwerkdraht e.V. offers a matching platform for personnel and products.