The NIRO network timetable
Visualization of the comprehensive networking
The NIRO strategy paper
The NIRO strategy for the next three years, developed with the involvement of the board and member companies
Ingrid Lange as new Managing Director since April
Dr. Anja Zühlsdorf since June responsible for the fields of activity human resources, marketing and communication.
New task groups
New task groups complement the existing: IT, lean, maintenance, occupational safety, quality management and management assistants.
General meeting with distinction for 12 years of membership
AB Elektronik GmbH, Böcker AG, KHS GmbH, Montanhydraulik GmbH, TU Dortmund / Institut für Produktionssysteme (IPS), Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Unna mbH, Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Dortmund, Neuhäuser GmbH und der Unternehmensverband Westfalen-Mitte e. V. have a dozen full.
New Web site
Relaunch of the homepage at: www.ni-ro.de
New digital map
International presence and global commitment of NIRO companies
Die casting symposium – on 10 Oct. 2017 for the first time
Task group PEP on the go-kart race track
Challenge: task group PEP against task group HR in 2017
Task group Industry 4.0
Starting signal for Industry 4.0 by managers of the member companies at the General Assembly
onepower purchasing pool
25 million euros in sales with 28 framework agreements by NIRO members and byNIRO customers as well as exchange of experience
Start of the “NIRO Academy” online platform with 25 further education courses in the seminar program
Robert Jungk Prize
Award for NIRO for civic commitment
Networks of excellence, Germany = go-cluster Germany
Bronze label for NIRO membership
The best networks in Europe – presentation in Brussels
NIRO presentation to the European Commission within the framework of a study on the best networks in Europe
Founding of the wholly-owned subsidiary byNIRO GmbH
Start of the academy for executives with numerous training courses for buyers, trainee agents program, etc.
PEP to go – product development processes to go
First PEP-to-go trip by developers (insights into the development processes of member companies on site); will be repeated annually
NIRO Summer Festival
Exciting race between the task groups on the race track in Dortmund with a farewell to the graduates of the 1st degree program in Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics of the Vocational Academy in the district of Unna
Collective agreement and exchange of employees
First exchange of employees between Böcker and Stromag, members of NIRO
Exchange of knowledge
Start of the “NIRO Knowledge” online database for document management and exchange
Hannover Messe Industry
Annual NIRO appearance at the Hannover Fair
NIRO is present at international conferences (Brazil, Sweden, Spain, Algeria).
Task group Innovation
Implementation of 24 audits on “low-waste production” with benchmark visits at NIRO companies
Task group Shipping, Foreign Trade and Logistics
Conclusion of the framework contracts for general cargo and packages
Task group Product Development
Implementation of a benchmark analysis of production processes at member companies
Task group Purchasing
First bundled electricity tender with conclusion
Task group HR
First vocational academy in the district of Unna with dual training for engineers
Task group Marketing
NIRO brand development by member companies
Eight companies from the district of Unna, the city of Dortmund and the city of Hamm break through boundaries and open up a whole new form of collaboration: In a close network, they wanted to exchange experience and resources, coordinate procurement, work together in developments, complement one another when tapping international markets. So they founded the “Netzwerk Industry RuhrOst e.V” association on 2 November 2006.
The new merger of companies from the metal, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering industries is the result of two years’ work by “KompetenzCentrum Fabrikautomation” (Excellence Centre Factory Automation) project initiated by Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Unna (Business Development, District of Unna).