A Network of around 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: By members for members

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperations in the Northern German maritime industry. It creates platforms so that stakeholders are able to interact with each other and it also promotes interfaces with other industries.

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

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 an consolidates the collaboration in the industry. We link up forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A Maritime Network

Around 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already members of the MCN. The members.

Input and Exchange on Topics That Concern You

Receive 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 finding 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 the MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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