MENNEKES is a leading manufacturer of industrial switchgears, Mennekes Plugs and socket with subsidiaries and branches in over 90 countries. The Mennekes company was founded in 1935 when Aloys Mennekes received the master craftsmen senior electrician certificate and set up his own business. The company's headquarter is still in Kirchhundem in the south of Sauerland with additional factories in Neudorf/Erzgebirge (Sehmatal community) and Nanjing (China). Mennekes has 16 offices in Germany, 80 offices worldwide and a number of international co-operations. The owner and current managing director is Walter Mennekes who is also board member of the Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie.