The central Ruhr region has a long industrial tradition and, even today, industry still provides between 20% and 30% of the region's economic output. At present, innovative medium-sized companies with a global customer structure are shaping this industrial sector – companies such as Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff. The goal of our involvement in the Initiative Industrie Mittleres Ruhrgebiet project is to strengthen an industry-friendly environment in the region in order to promote further establishment of producing companies and improve acceptance of industry in policies and society at large.
After being welcomed so warmly in our new neighborhood in Wattenscheid, we felt the urge to make a contribution to the community here in return. Sponsoring the soccer team of SG Wattenscheid 09 is a perfect fit, because we really have a lot in common with them. Our own motto "The past shapes the future. At Mönninghoff we have plenty of both" applies just as well to this traditional club.
In addition, we are also supporting one of their junior teams. This is a project we care about deeply, since educating and guiding young people is something we try to pursue not only inside our company but also outside of it.