A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Auf dem Stützelberg
35745 Herborn

Rittal was founded in 1961 and is the largest company of the owner-managed Friedhelm Loh Group. With about 10.000 employees and 58 subsidiaries, Rittal is known worldwide. The range of service includes enclosures, distribution of electricity, climate control, IT-infrastructure and Software & Service. System solutions from Rittal are nearly used in every industry.
For Rittal the maritime sector is one of an important target market. The solutions around "Rittal –The System." in numerous shipyards, ships, Ports, offshore platforms, and inland waterways used.For Rittal the maritime sector is one of an important target market. Its customers include both all important ship suppliers as Interschalt, Imtech Marine, Zoller or Besecke such as Meyer in Papenburg or Lürssen in Bremen.

Main Objectives

  •  uninterruptible power supplies
  •  climate control
  •  power distribution



Power Distribution



Climate Control


IT Infrastructure



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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

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News, projects and events from the maritime industry and MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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